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Old May 29th, 2015, 08:18 PM
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Rear oil seal or bolt leak?

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Old May 29th, 2015, 08:32 PM
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can't tell clearly from the picture, but it looks like a rear main seal leak to me.
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Old May 29th, 2015, 08:41 PM
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Thanks, wasn't too sure, no oil under the seal but oil around the bolts .
Thought seal had picked up oil from clutch n left it there.
I've never seen only read about both.
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Old May 29th, 2015, 09:20 PM
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what engine? the 2.x engines like to give up on the oil seal. Rarely have play, just has a bad seal. Important to replace so you don't wear the crank to where it won't seal anymore.
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Old May 29th, 2015, 11:34 PM
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Thanks for replys, going to replace the seal,too close not too.
Just didn't know what a leaking one should look like,the bolts have oil under them where the seal appears not too.
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Yea.. I would agree with that course even if there was no oil. Once you unbolt the seat box... replace the rear main seal and probably the throwout bearing. To easy not to. Also the transfer case rear seal (going into the brake). they weep and contaminate your parking brake and they're easy to get at and replace when you have the T case out. Heck.. they're pretty easy with the T case in if I remember correctly.


I'm debating doing the same. I have oil accumulate on the bottom of the flywheel housing.. but it seems to be just weep from the oil pan gasket. But it could be both. No drips on driveway. Just a lubed chassis.. corrosion resistance and aerodynamics at this point.
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Old May 31st, 2015, 12:12 PM
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Say, dose the plate have to be removed?
Won't budge n not too interested in prying.
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