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I had my rear main seal replaced and it isn't leaking oil that I can see, but it still has that burnt oil smell. the mechanic said it is from the left over oil still on the car from the repair. When will this go away?

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Hello Sarah, That answer would depend on how much oil is still on the car. What you are smelling is the oil burning off of the exhaust pipes. The more you drive it the less it will smell. I think it should clear up within a month.

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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

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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:
http://www.autozone.com/shopping/repairGuide.htm?pageId=0900c152801caf2a

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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SOURCE: rear main seal leaks..does this affect transmission??

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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SOURCE: rear main seal is leaking on a Ford Mustang 2003 V-6

In order to replace the rear main seal u have to pull the transmission out to access it, u will need a special seal installer tool to install the new rear main "full circle seal", it u don't use the special ford tool the seal will leak again, also if there is a groove worn ion the crankshaft the crank must be repaired or replaced or the or the seal will leak again, so this is avery diff job, a 9 on the scale of 1-10 with 10 being the mos difficult.

Posted on May 11, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Silverado 1500 Z71 4x4 oil leak

i had the same problem and it turned out to be the gasket on the rear main seal housing not the rear main seal.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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