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If small oil leaking from rear main seal is the problem causing car to smoke, what is the reasonable rate for a shop to do repair & is the vehicle be safe to drive from California to Las Vegas NV?

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A lot cars leaking oil on manifold and came smoke,people drive .

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Replacing the rear main seal is kind of a long one. It involves seperating the motor and trans. Depending if it is manual or auto,would weather you have to remove the flex plate (auto trans) or fly wheel (manual trans). Then of course there is removing the old seal, making sure it is free of burrs and putting the new one in, and reassembly.

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Big job....
You have to drop the motor and tranny out as one unit. It comes out the bottom.
Once you have it out, it's pretty straight forward, seperate the two, change the seal, reassenble, put the power unit (motor and tranny) back into the car.

That's the simplified version of it, but that the overall idea of how you have to do it.
If you need additional information, please let me know.

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