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The Dodge Dealer is saying the crank seal and cam seal are leaking when they went to change the oil, are these transmission seals or engine seals? do I need to place them or is there a product that will help seal these-the vehicle has 99,000 miles.

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Crank seal could either be at the front or rear of the engine (there are two) Cam seal is at the front of the cylinder head. If the leaks are minor, a good product that may help is lucas conditioner and sealer. Larger leaks require an actual seal replacement. No sealer will work immediately. The reason most leak is because over time the seal hardens from heat. It takes a while to soften it up again.
If the leak is from the rear main seal, the transmission needs to be removed to get to it but neither seal is part of the transmission.

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