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Is there a such thing as having a leak in a timing area in the engine of a 1998 Dodge Caravan?

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There could be two different types of leaks in this area. An oil leak, or a coolant leak. If it is an oil leak it could be a front main seal or a seal in the cam area. If it's a coolant leak it would possibly be the seal around the water pump. The only way to be able to see exactly where the leak is coming from is to remove the timing cover. But, this is no easy job if you're not really mechanically inclinde.

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