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1984 F150 302 Had oil pan gasket and both valve cover gaskets

Had oil pan gasket and both valve cover gaskets replaced, also tranny serviced and figured the oil stains on the driveway would be no more. I still have a slow steady leak somewhere between oil pan and tranny. I can't figure out where else oil would leak from a motor. As far as I know I don,t have an oil pressure swith, because I don't have a oil gauge on the cluster. Any ideas?Thank you for your time.

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If you have oil coming down between the transmission and the engine where they meet your problem is with the rear main seal. It seals the back of the crankshaft so no oil comes out. Over time it tends to leak especially if the oil changes haven't been done on time or you live on dirt roads. Where the transmission and engine meet there should be a metal shield but it may be already removed. Just pry that back and see if there is oil. Depending on the color tells your rear main seal for the engine or the front seal on the transmission. Hope that helps.

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It could be the rear main seal or the rear intake gasket and your oil pressure switch is buy the oil filter

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You have several points to check!
the dip stick tube has a "O" ring seal at the bottom where it fits to tranny.
a reverse switch on tranny & the shifters selector shaft has a seal that may be leaking !
there are the cooler pipes from cooler to tranny [in & out] plus pump seal to the torque converter [leaks out between engine & tranny bellhousing] & then there are the drive shaft or shafts seals
so wipe it all clean & park it in a diffrent clean spot!
some will only leak when its runnung due to tranny,s internal pressure!

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