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Oil leak on front main seal,

Is the main bolt normal thread or revers thread I am having trouble taking it off.
Also I would like to know where to find a service manual without spending an arm or leg

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My mini van has a oil leak in the front seal. How much would it cost?

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I don't know about the thread issue, but you can try this site carservicemanuals.blogspot.com. They let you download service manuals at no cost.

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