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Camry csi 2000 oil leak between engine and transmission

Oil is coming between engine and transmission dropping on the exhaust producing smell.the car is 4 cylinder and has done 200000. The oil is engine oil not transmission oil.

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Lots of Camrys do this.

The oil will typically leak from the rear main bearing seal between engine and transmission, but that will appear at the bottom of the joint line, and will not reach the exhaust. This leak is expensive to fix and is usually left as is.

A leak from the cam cover gasket can drip into the exhaust.

The other typical leak is from the distributor shaft o-ring seal. This appears at the top of the join line between engine and trans, and can blow back onto the exhaust.

Posted on Jan 03, 2014

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    laith Jan 04, 2014

    Thank you. I checked it with the mechanic , he said it is the rear main seal that need replacement and it costs around $500 labor+parts.

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Their  is a huge difference between leaking and using oil. place a large piece of carboard under the car one night and see if their is a lot of oil on the carboard the next moring. If so,  try to look under the car and see if you can tel where the oil is coming from. Have the leak fixed. It might be as simple as loose bolts.   If the engine is consuming oil because it has high mileage the use regular 10w40 or even  20w40 if you are in a warmer climate. If it is using oil you cannot afford to use the high priced synthetics. These are for relitively new cars .As it uses oil just replace it with the regular 20-w40 or 10w40. To slow down consumption use STP or MOTOR HONEY.or some other oil thickening agent on the market made for worn engines.  

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ok, woodhujr,if im not mistaken you had another help request of cranckcase pressure...that problem is causing your leak.
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replace the front oil seal. first i would clean the engine with purple power (degrease etc.) then look at the engine and make sure the leak is not coming from above like possibly the valve cover gasket or from the oil sending unit. try to tighten the bolts on the valve cover and even the oil pan. you never know, you may get lucky. i don't know where you are but front seals are cheap but the labor on the job is what costs you.

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