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nicosuave 11-19-2007 10:32 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?

bluvikng 11-19-2007 10:34 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.

nicosuave 11-19-2007 10:44 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:

bluvikng 11-19-2007 10:49 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.

nicosuave 11-19-2007 11:00 AM

Ok, thanks Bluvikng. Does anyone else have any suggestions or have experiance with this?

whitebuffalo 11-19-2007 11:13 AM

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

mrbigjeep 11-19-2007 11:22 AM

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

nicosuave 11-19-2007 12:12 PM

I cant tell because i cant see more than half way up the oil pan because the tranny blocks my view.

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