Question about Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Just recently changed valve cover gaskets, now I still have oil accumulating at the bottom of the bell housing. Where else could oil be leaking from, not assuming the worst(rear main).
Yes its either rear main or camshaft plug also rear of block or if you have a V8 then it could be inlet manifold gasket rear end but check out the engine breather before you do anything as if that isent breathing then thats your trouble its called PCV valve
Posted on Dec 02, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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clean off the area where you suspect the leak is then run and check. The only way to change rear main seal (and have it actually work) is by removing crankshaft. I have seen this attempted at least a hundred times and never seen one yet that didn't leak. Some of the new oils for "older engines" have a seal softener in them tha usually will help but don't expect results for months...it took years for seals to harden & wear.
Posted on Mar 05, 2009
try removing the bolts hold on the valve cover and once you do that take a razor blade and a little lube and careful scrape the old one off.
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
The oil pressure switch is located on top at the
transmission end of the engine.
If the switch is leaking, it could appear to be coming
from the places you mentioned. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 22, 2010
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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