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1998 Buick Lesabre Limited with 58,000 miles is leaking oil. The mechanic said it was the rear main bearing seal. What would be the fair cost to fix this. We just bought the car in July 09 with 54,750 miles. It started to leak after our first oil change. The previous owner was a retired senior who drove the car little. It looked brand new. The engine is a 3.8L V6 with front wheel drive.

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4 hours cost if you find a guy who does this in a experience and quick fashion

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If it just started leaking bring it back to the same person that did an oil sevice and complain ever since.

Maybe you have a loose oil filter.

I'm not saying your mechanic is dishonest but alot of shops right now are suffering because of the recession

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Your service displays have to be reset with the correct electronic equipment....When you chage the engine oil the computer management system will have to be told...thats the job of the scanner....go to a service centre and have them cancel it for you.
The over heating problem is nothing to do with that though.....Check to see if you have any leakage....open the pressure cap only when the engine is cold....best is first thing before start up in the morning....check to see if you need topping up....if you do, it'll mean you have a leakage....Check the entire radiator and hoses where they go from the rad into the engine and ventilation system for stains from the coolant....If you can't find any look at the thermostat....If you remove it, replace with anew unit, do not dis-guard it also check the pressure cap and if needs be replace....Good luck
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