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2000 toyota sienna oil leak

I just had the valve gaskets replaced from a small oil leak. it cost $380.00. when i got the car back within a day it leaks worse than ever.
the mechanic states that its unrelated and he will now have to drop the transmission to replace a rear seal, and this will cost seceral hundred dollars. it seems like more than coincidence that this happened. could he have caused this to happen? do i have any recourse?
can you tell me how many estimated hours it should be to replace this seal?
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  • frddd1 Mar 01, 2009

    i was told the valve seal between the motor and transmission.

  • frddd1 Mar 01, 2009

    no. only what the mechanic told me.

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    if possible have it looked at by someone else to confirm where it is leaking

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    never mind what you were told... have you seen where it is leaking or no ?

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    8.5 hours appears to be the shop rate to replace the rear seal. where is the oil leaking ...


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Could be quite costly. Especially the rear main seal on the engine. You have to take the trans out to even get to it. I would look for something else with less problems to buy.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 1988 Toyota 4x4, all stock. V-6, 5

Yes rear cam plug leaks are common. no need to replace, just remove & apply rtv to sealing surface. Also check cam housing on right bank rear. This can be removed & resealed with rtv silicone.

Posted on Dec 28, 2009

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SOURCE: I have 1995 toyota camry with 2.2 liter engine.I

I have the same car and the same problem. I can see the oil shooting out at the (upside down) rear, right side of the oil pan. This side of the oil pan is covered by a piece of plastic foam. There are no bolts on this side of the pan. Toyota recommends grey Formagaskit to seal the pan. The natural flow for this leak is all over the bell housing. The piece of plastic foam is attached to bell housing inspection cover. Good Luck!!!

Posted on Mar 21, 2010

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SOURCE: Smoking from oil leak

air filtre also make sure your oil level is good check first thing in morning before starting car
to much oil can cause it to smoke

Posted on Apr 01, 2010

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