2004 Wrangler 4.0 - 6 Cylinder - Auto - Oil Gasket Leak - New Pan
I have a 2004 Willy's Edition. I'll be needing a new oil pan. The current pan rusts, and gets worse every year. Its not leaking yet, but needs to be replaced. Aside from that, I also have a slow oil leak coming from directly where the rear of the engine meets the tranny. I can see it. It looks like a seal.
My question is; can the labor of these two tasks be consolidated, or are they two SEPARATE issues requiring extensive labor? Some say the tranny will actually have to be backed out to replace the seal.
Thanx for the speedy reply. If this is true, it sounds less to worry about, thank you. The oil leakage, (although not noticeable on the dip stick), appears to be spreading from movement, inertia, to the lower protective plate that shrouds the bottom of the tranny, if you can visualize what I'm taking about? If you'd like, I can snap a few shots and post them here for you?
Here's a few photos illustrating the rusted pan, and the oil leak. Perhaps the photos can help confirm that the labor requires the pan needs to be removed in any event, and that the tranny doesn't necessarily have to be backed out?
Yes. The rear main seal is at the rear of the engine above the oil pan. In the picture you showed, its right a ove where you had arrows pointing. In the 6cyl, the pan has to be removed to get to the rear main seal, so labor should be combined.