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Oil leak - looks to be crankshaft or camshaft issue

My stepson purchased a used 2005 Dodge Stratus 2.4 DOHC in 11/08. He has maintained normal oil changes since he has purchased it. A few weeks ago he experienced a major oil leak. He and a neighbor took of the oil pan and found a thin semi circular metal gasket or seal in the oil pan. About 4" diameter. The are assuming it is part of the crankshaft bearing or seal. Can these parts be replaced or is it time for a new enging? The car has about 60,000, which to me seems like it should be too soon for major engine damage on a 3-4 year old car. Any advice would be appriciated.

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It can be replaced sounds like just the front seal.

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