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I have a 1997 Acura 3.2 TL, I recently had the transmission replaced and a rear main seal replaced. I had an oil leak b/4, but after getting the car back I now have an excessive amout of oil that is leaking and appears to be a wide splash spread of oil leaking. The mechanic who replaced the transmission thinks it now may be coming from the seal between the transfer case and oil pan. When the transmission was done could that have caused another oil leak problem? Please help Thank you for any information that may help

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