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Hi there, I have a 94 galant which is leaking oil from a 5mm square hole underneath the car, i looks to be in the diff, is this hole supposed to be there or is this a sign of a problem elsewhere. Thanks

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Not sure what this is you are talking about, this may be a weep hole indicating a seal has failed, does the hole look made in or broken like something hit the case?? claims they have factory repair manuals, they have nothing of the sort, this is not to say some experts may have manuals, we do, but we work from home and in most cases have a small library. Experts are not employed by, we help free of charge as much as we can with the general automotive knowledge we have learned while working as auto technicians, specific test values, repair procedures and illustrations are unique to each car line, these are not in most cases available to us. Thanks for using FixYa!

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