PTU advised to be serviced- senior Ford mechanic

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    Only reason I'm doing everything annually is because I'm on a tune on a PP . I wouldn't have done anything other than the ptu if I was stock .
     
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    He is already there. I would change the RDU fluid as well. When I had my trans was replaced I had them replace the PTU and RDU fluid. I am at 68,000 miles. I went with Redline Shock Proof Lightweight Fluid. It is amazing to feel how much smoother the car is now.
     
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    "He is already there"

    ?? He is? I'm just learning the mechanicals on this car. I assumed they were'nt associated or in proximity to each other.

    On another note, during an inspection they found a leaking CAC. They tightened it up and added dye to see if it still leaks.
     
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    The car was already on the lift. If he had a suction device (pretty sure he did) it literally would have taken 10 mins? Maybe 20 mins? I personally would change the RDU and PTU fluids together. Cheap insurance.
     
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    Got the service done on the PT. Grand sum of 327 dollars. Tech recommended changing the fluid every 50k kms (30k miles). I decided against the rear diff fluid change. I'll do it with the next PTU change.

    On another note, he found that my CAC (s) are/is leaking. They've ordered the parts.
     
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    Sounds like he charged 2 hours labor. Is your car a PP?
     
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    Not a PP. Labour total was 203.99 - in the description, it says, "pump clean fluid into PTU until fluid flows clean from fill hole. Run in D on hoist to mix fluid. Repeat two additional times and set fluid to full."

    They used two qts of fluid for a total of $63.05
     
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    That sounds right. The manual even says to rotate the ptu 3 full turns, let it sit for 10 min, then check fluid level.
     
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    That's not bad for all that. I will need to see if my dealer has a similar service.
     
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    I was fortunate that the mechanic was on board. He was impressed that I was armed with the info on this maintenance. I told him how I found the info here. He said his mom has a Taurus as well and he does this service for her. He said to do an inspection of the fluid condition each year and replace it as needed or every 30k miles.
     
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