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Rear crank seal is blowing oil

Blowing oil out the rear crank is this hard to replace

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Hello Chrslarter,
If it's the rear CRANK, you are going to have to remove the transmission. This is a fairly signifigant amount of work, and there are a few other things you will want to do while you are in there (fly wheel check, etc.) If it's the front, you will probably have to loosen a motor mount and go in from the side. Replace the timing belt and tensor while you are in there, check the water pump too. Check to ensure your oil filter is properly installed.

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  • If you literally have oil blowing from your crankshaft (bottom of the engine) This is a serious problem that you need to address immediately, the odds of this catastrophic of a failure happening on a 6 year old car are fairly slim though. Lots of times a failed oil pan gasket or valve cover gasket leak will seep to a lower location and the oil will drip from there and get blown around by the fan.
  • Turn off the car, wipe down the engine and put some talcum powder around the front and sides anywhere you see mating surfaces. Start the car and let it run a bit. Where is the talcum getting contaminated first? that's your problem place.
  • If it is coming from the back of the engine at the top, it may just be the valve cover gasket. This is a fairly quick job
  • If it is coming from the bottom, it may be your oil pan gasket, this is a longer job, but fairly simple.
  • If you want to do it yourself, get the haynes manual
  • http://www.haynes.com/
  • A reputable shop should be able to help out in short order and for not much cost. (2-3 hours labor for the simple items (valve cover, oil pan), 3-4 for the big stuff (timing/front seal, rear main seal)

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