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Oil leaking out of front end behind pulley

How much is involved in changing front main seal in 5.9 liter gas. oil is leaking behind the pulley.

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    My 2006 Jeep Commander has been leaking oil in the front end. The oil hits the exhaust pipe so there is a nasty burnt oil smell that comes in the cabin through the vents. They said the leak is coming from the main engine seal. They told us they have to remove the transmission to get to it and replace the seal. They recommended just leaving it alone since it isn't leaking large amounts. Just enough for a nuissance. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    when i put coolant in the radiator it leaks out behind the belt and pulleys.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    when i put coolant into the radiator the coolant leaks out from behind the pulleys and belt

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    All the oil leaked out

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    steve eason Jul 06, 2014

    there are several products at your local autozone or orielleys auto parts will condition seals the rubberized material that seals are made of becomes hard and brittle over time from heat that the engine produces from running the seal conditioner will help soften the seals so they will seal up. this will only work if you catch it in time . before seal cracks and breaks. when that happens the only thing you can do is replace seal. hope this info helps you try the lucas products first. they are the best on market

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You can break the moter mounts loose disconnect a couple other things,trans mount,possible the exhaust,pull off water pump,etc on the front,then take off oil pan,you might as well change the back one also it only makes sense,you do not have to pull your moter,that way is the long hard and I must add dumb way..have a good day bernardl.

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To replace a main seal you will need to pull the engine and pull the hormonic blancer off to access the seal

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