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Unread 04-15-2012, 02:37 PM   #1
JeepinJordan
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Location: Surprise, Arizona
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Long weekend...

Okay, was doing a RMS over the weekend, trying to stop the leak onto the exhaust(would leak and follow the transmission service plate dripping on the exhaust). I read up on the RMS and figured it would be a days work. I started on Friday, and didnt get done untill today(Sunday).

With the Jeep jacked up all the way, starter out, and wheels turned to the driver side, axle was still in the way, and had a hard time getting the pan out and in. The RMS was pretty easy to get in(the second try, riped one). I cleaned up the oil pan and placed the rtv in the right place(youtube jeep rear main seal replacement pt.2). When putting the pan back on, I was being sort of rough with it while the gasket was on, but I jammed the pan back in and the holes lined up. I broke the rear driver side bolt when tightening them up, and decided to leave it in and just bolt everything up to see if it stopped the leak.
And... It didnt. Drove it, parked it, steady drip from rear passenger side corner bolt onto starter and down the pan(no sight of drip from broken bolt spot yet). I am pretty sure the pan is leaking because of the gasket(maybe I was too rough with it putting the pan back on)

So far this has turned out to be a bad experience for me. I know everyone makes/learns from their mistakes, and I am all about giving second trys at things, but I would rather a professional do this job, as I have a baby on the way and want him to be able to drive it when he is older.

So my question is, where and how much can I get this whole mess taken care of. I know RMS + oil pan replacement can be anywhere from $400+, but does anyone know where I can go to get both the broken bolt out, and fix the leak.

I wouldnt trust myself with a EZ out, since I have never used them before. So before you go on giving me ways to get it out and fixed up by myself, please understand my story and that this is my only vehicle for a while. I would like professional help to keep this thing on the road for another 100k+.

Thank You!
-Jordan

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