Question about Chrysler Sebring
I have a 2008 sebring that I just bought used 5 days ago since then I'm down 1qt of oil. A friend told me it's leaking from the rear main seal should I have the dealership fix it or is it cheap enough of a fix to take it to a shop and not bother with the dealership
A dealer ship is always more expensive.. I would take it to a reputable mechanic..
Posted on Apr 27, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Rear Main Seal Leak
To replace the seal, the mechanic will have to either lift the engine or lower the transmission. You will get much better pricing going to a transmission shop (e.g. AAMCO) and getting a quote from them to replace the seal.
Posted on Nov 26, 2008
SOURCE: Rear Main Seal Leaking
Hello, it's not "easy" but, it's doable.
You'll need to follow the instructions and don't take shortcuts. ask for help if you need it.
Use this link to get an idea of what is involved. Ignore the "remove transmission" part. It can be done without removing the tranny. If you decide to do this buy a service manual to help you. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
Here is the link:
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
Hi if you park your car on a level surface do you have any patches on the floor?
If you do then it would point to Front or rear main seal. However it is a very common fault on 4.0l and especialy 4.6l to crack piston rings. The sumptoms are high oil useage and mostly no trace of oil leak and normaly no signs of smoking either.
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
You can do this at home, but you will need to remove the transmission to gain access to the rear main seal. The seals in the newer engines are a one piece seal, and the only way to replace them is to remove the tranny and the flywheel or flex plate to gain access to the retaining cover to the seal. A lot of work. But, if you can do it yourself you will save yourself lots of money. Labor to perform this repair will be high as it requires more time to assemble and disassemble than to actually replace the seal itself.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
A leaking rear main seal will not cause your transmission to leak.
The transmission has its own seal and should not leak because of the engine rear main seal.
Due to the labor involved in replacing the rear main seal on the engine, it is best if you replace the front transmission seal at the same time if possible.
Installation varies on different vehicles but the principles are the same.
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
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