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Old 03-26-2014, 09:43 PM   #1
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Oil leak

Just had a rear main seal and pill pan replaced as well as a front pump seal on my transmission and I still have an oil drip.(small one) it is coming from the same spot as before. Any suggestions? I had a local mechanic replace it.

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Old 03-26-2014, 09:44 PM   #2
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Sorry it's a 2004 tj with a v6 auto trans

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Old 03-26-2014, 09:45 PM   #3
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Wipe down the area real good with degreaser then do the uv dye test. Also make sure its actually oil and not transmission fluid.
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:45 PM   #4
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look higher. most likely running down from back of valve cover. read many post on here pointing to that as issue.
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:48 PM   #5
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^^^^^^ What he said. TJs are renowned for valve covers being loose. First place to look.
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:55 PM   #6
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That was the first thing we checked before replacing the rear main seal. There was transmission fluid and oil before but now just oil . Could it be anything else? Bad new seal maybe? Just got it out of the shop today and saw it after I got home
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:05 PM   #7
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I had an oil leak that I thought was the rear main seal right before my rig went out of warranty but the dealer said it was actually coming from the oil filter.
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:18 PM   #8
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If you saw it just after getting home from the shop its possible its just leftover oil from the work being done, unless its dripping out pretty heavily. I'd give the engine a good wipe down and wait a day or two before jumping the gun. If its just a super tiny leak, grab a bottle of Lucas stop leak at your local autozone. Best $12 you'll ever spend.
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:28 PM   #9
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Thanks I will try that a give it a day or two

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