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Aug 2, 2020, 2:20 AM

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 Hello guys.
I have another problem with my car.
Ford Focus Mk2 2006 1.4 Petrol Manual (Europe Version).
It looks like its leaking from the transmition/engine mount.
Is that possible?
What can be the source of the leaking?
I have attached a video to help you to understand the problem.
Any advice would be useful.
Thank you.


Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 2, 2020, 4:30 AM

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Two problems but not out of ideas for you. The video will not show for me and this is US based so specific info limited.
Still oil leaking is a bit primal at first. Look for the obvious like oil filter if near that area. Leaks almost always are higher and more forward of where you might find evidence or dripping.
#1 is no matter what do NOT allow it to run low on oil or trans fluid/oil if not sure which.

Speaking of which fluid check all see if any are low that shouldn't be ever like most things do NOT consume any indicates that one is what to look for,


Hammer Time
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Aug 2, 2020, 4:37 AM

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Yep, we don't have any specific info on that car but it looks like it may be the axle seal leaking. I can't see anything above that so you need to have the car inspected to find out for sure what is leaking. It's definitely NOT the engine mount.


We offer help in answering questions, clarifying things or giving advice but we are not a substitute for an on-site inspection by a professional.


Aug 7, 2020, 7:40 AM

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Ok guys thank you!!

Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 7, 2020, 8:57 AM

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Site is slow I'll give you some tricks to help pin which item or "thing" is the source:
First, clean the exact area I suggest by hand with a disposable towel that can take some cleaners soaked in it perhaps carb/throttle body cleaner on towel.
Use a stick or what it takes do what you can. If you have access to powerful air blow the area real dry of anything of course cause no harm, wires, other items.
Do this cool or cold engine and be ready with plenty of bright lights to witness a NEW spot or drip now on clean something.

Items that can leak include oil filters and mounts/gaskets for them. Oil pressure sending units for warning lights or gauge come from engines can leak and still work the items.

Gaskets up higher try to identify what it seals. Head gaskets, any valve cover, PCV, grommets into "crankcase" for any purpose to allow air in or even seal an oil fill cap. Even dipsticks have to seal on the list. If you see it clearly but don't know take pics point a item at the exact spot.

High hopes just an item and not some difficult issue but an oil leak above mounts isn't normal if real oil would harm the rubber of the mount if enough was allowed for too long so worth finding and fixing,

Good luck, Tom

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