- - rear main leak?
11-19-2007 11:32 AM
rear main leak?
So I think i found the jeep i want. Its white with black cragar rims and a black top. But here is the problem, I cant tell if the oil pan is leaking or if its the rear main seal. It is the 4 cyl. Does anyone know of a way to tell if its the oil pan or the rear main without taking out the transmission?
11-19-2007 11:34 AM
The easiest way, would be to clean up all the oil underneath, and then you will be able to see where it starts coming from.
11-19-2007 11:44 AM
It's seems impossible to tell though because you can't see the top backside of the oil pan because of the tranny :confused:
11-19-2007 11:49 AM
Cleaning it all off, may require dropping the skid plate. It may be a very slow leak that could take a long time to be noticeable. Just trying to suggest the easiest method of detection.
11-19-2007 12:00 PM
Ok, thanks Bluvikng. Does anyone else have any suggestions or have experiance with this?
11-19-2007 12:13 PM
hose it down with gunk engine degreaser and watch it again. if its coming form the rearward side of the pan up high, chances are its a rear main. fairly common on the 4 bangers i believe. i look at oil leaks on mine as rust prevention :D
11-19-2007 12:22 PM
where is it coming from? between top of oil pan and tranny? mine leaks there too...but my oil is never low so its not too bad
11-19-2007 01:12 PM
I cant tell because i cant see more than half way up the oil pan because the tranny blocks my view.