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Manual shifter seals leaking

My M5OD-R1 manual transmission is leaking on my 2010 4x2. I just went to the dealer and they said it is the seals on the shifter itself, and not the 3 plugs on the back of the shift rail or the seal on the output shaft. They then said they needed to drop the trans to fix it, and that it requires 2 seals to do it.

Looking over threads on here and other sites it looks like one can replace the shift bushings without dropping the trans, and I don't see how replacing the seals would be any harder than that. Anyone know anything about replacing these seals and where to purchase? Part numbers would be helpful! Thanks!!
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how many clicks on your ranger, if you are still under 100,000 you are still warranty covered
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Its at 98,000 kms, but after the dealership diagnosed the problem they told me the warranty's over because it's a rebuild. It was hit in the rear, now it's got a new bumper and box. Everything else is original. It has nothing to do with the trans leak, but oh well. I called another dealer and they said the same thing.
Actually I don't really care--if I can get to it without dropping the transmission, I'm happy enough to do it myself.
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Don't have a part number but rock auto has a shifter rebuild kit its not an uncommon leak i think i gave 30 bucks for mine and it sealed like a champ even on the junkyard shifter i got when i did my swap. Just plug in year make and model and go under manual trans its not to hard to pull up.
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Its at 98,000 kms, but after the dealership diagnosed the problem they told me the warranty's over because it's a rebuild. It was hit in the rear, now it's got a new bumper and box. Everything else is original. It has nothing to do with the trans leak, but oh well. I called another dealer and they said the same thing.
Actually I don't really care--if I can get to it without dropping the transmission, I'm happy enough to do it myself.
that is bogus , your warranty is for 100,000 kms , and your at 98,000 kms

you are 2,000 kms within the warranty period , call ford head office and lamblast them good

a 100,000 km warranty is a 100,000 km warranty period !!!!! and ford has to cover it regardless
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Thanks for the tip on the kit at Rock Auto. I haven't used them yet. I saw a youtube video that showed someone doing it on a Bronco II and it didn't look too hard. Well, except for getting the shift ball off on a late model Ranger. I think I'm just going to leave it on and try to reach under the boot to get at the bolt in the shaft.

Yeah I'm not pleased with my dealership experience, especially because I live a couple hrs away and it took all day to ultimately be given the bum's rush. I get it that my truck has been in an accident, but it had nothing to do with the problem at hand.

I have to wonder why the dealership mechanics think the trans has to be dropped when people on here seem to do just fine from inside the cab. I just might be able to replace the seals faster than the day it would take to go back to the dealership anyway.

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Its not uncommon for them to deny that claim. Under there umbrella claim they use any impact as a cause to deny. But after seeing and working on cars in similar condition i kinda have to side with them I've seen cars get wrecked and people take them to back door body shops and you'd be amazed how they "fix" things my shop independent of course wouldn't touch them to big a can of worms when you start messing with things. Almost all major manufacturers do that now its a cover their a** response unfortunately to many lawsuits for similar things have made them gun shy. So not to say thats what you did but thats how they look at it if its been hit its way to much trouble to be profitable they will probably lose money on whatever breaks after they fix what you asked them to.
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