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Old 09-02-2019, 03:30 PM
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Oil leak

My jeep is leaking oil towards the front to the transmission. Looks like oil is coming from in between the flywheel guard and the transmission. Could this be coming from the main seal? I hope not. Where else could the oil be coming from?

The attached images show where the leak is. I drew a red arrow. Is that where the main seal is? It seems to be wet.

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Old 09-02-2019, 03:44 PM   #2
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Yes that is pointing to the main seal. Looks like engine oil to me. That would mean it's ether a main seal or a leaky valve cover gasket near the back of the engine. If you are using synthetic motor oil you might try changing to mineral oil, but that's a long shot if the seal is leaking a lot. If it's just a spot or two after long drive, that might work. Won't fix it but it might give you some time.
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Use baby powder to see if it is coming from above

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50/50 on valve cover or rear main. Almost doesn't matter since both are going to go anyway.
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