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I was told by a Lexus Dealer that I have a cam seal leak and a rear main seal leak and they would have to pull the trans out to fix the rear main problem. Cost to fix both to run about $2,040 which I don't have at this time. How serious are these leaks and can they cause engine problems? Which problem is more important than the other if I were to get one fixed now and one fixed later? Also, my check engine light is on and trac off light. What does trac off mean

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These leaks are minor as long as you dont let it get down more than a half pint. When driving it can blow all over the undercarriage and maybe get on on electrical connectors and cause issues but thats far fetched. Slim chance. Can end up smelling if it gets on the exhaust. Do the rear first. Its less expensive

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Hi;
Both of your leaks are most likely minor problems, but will leave a mess in your driveway. If Oil is pouring out of the engine, then you need to get them repaired. The most important thing you can do is religiously check your oil level. Any auto parts store will scan your codes and tell you what code is tripped.

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