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Motor Oil Leak in the back area of my 4runnerany advice?

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  • i_virella Apr 06, 2011

    Do you think that the use of one of the engine oil chemical product for rear main seal repair leaks will be good?

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A possible problem could be the crankshaft oil seal. that you can found at the lower back of the engine. where the trans axle (transmission) attach to the engine. it's a major job that need to be the work of under chassis mechanic.

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