Shafted need advice !! - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 06-19-2010, 04:59 PM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Boston
Posts: 4
Shafted need advice !!

I recently bought my 17 yr old daughter a 1997 Wrangler sport. After a few days I noticed a small oil leak under the vehicle. I brought it to my mechanic who had to replace the rear oil seal. A few days later the leak came back. He replaced it again and said the crank shaft may have to beremoved ,machined and put back. The jeep is still leaking oil. Does anyone know of something that he may be missing ? Is Does this sound normal for a Jeep. Any help would be appreciated. I have a very unhapppy daughter ?

Sammy is offline   Quote
Old 06-19-2010, 05:26 PM   #2
Drives by Braille

WF Supporting Member
AzTJ's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: For-8-Oh!
Posts: 13,632
How many miles are on it? The rear seal is a common issue with the 4.0L... but I never heard of it being that excessive. Might want to take it elsewhere for a second opinion.

AzTJ is offline   Quote
Old 06-19-2010, 06:43 PM   #3
turdhurdler's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Hemet, CA Hemet is Heaven...
Posts: 7,463
Send a message via AIM to turdhurdler
A leak that appears to be in that area can be misleading. When I first got my Jeep, I had a head gasket leak that went down the back of the motor and between the trans/engine. Could be pretty simple.
Also, with the rear main seal, I have heard that it is kinda easy to install the new seal backward and that will cause a leak. If you have basic tools and somewhat handy, I say give it a shot yourself. Took me a couple of hours and a couple of beers.

Mall crawlin' in 4 Lo.
turdhurdler is offline   Quote
Old 06-19-2010, 07:03 PM   #4
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Boston
Posts: 4
I think it has 138,000 miles. the mechanic said he also tightened the head cover gasket thinking it might be leaking down the back of the eggine. Two seals in two weeks and it's still leaking. I may have to get a second opinion. Thanks for the help. I searched for Jeep help and found your website. I have been reading and everyone on here seems cool, and very helpful. Thanks again..
Sammy is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Purchasing LJ Rubicon advice needed Jp90Talon General Jeep Discussion 7 04-18-2010 07:45 PM
swaybar advice.. koz555 TJ General Discussion Forum 5 03-17-2010 05:48 PM
New ECM. Advice on adding performance chip? KTC YJ Tech Forum 2 10-16-2009 07:10 PM
new jeep owner.need good advice re: lift whoknows361 TJ General Discussion Forum 6 02-26-2009 08:17 PM
Soft Top Advice in Upstate NY Palthouse21 New York Jeep Forum 4 01-29-2009 01:34 PM

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:16 PM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC