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Unread 12-10-2003, 09:56 AM   #1
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Drip drip it goes

Been parking my '99 Jeep Sport in my garage lately, and notice a quite a few drips on the floor. I put down some newspaper to judge where its dripping from....seems to be coming for somewhere between the back of the engine oil pan and the front of the manual tranny....any ideas to what this could be? a leaky gasket on the oil pan perhaps? What are we talking in terms of getting this fixed $$$?

Thanks for the help in advance.....jeep on

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Unread 12-10-2003, 10:28 AM   #2
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Been parking my '99 Jeep Sport in my garage lately, and notice a quite a few drips on the floor. I put down some newspaper to judge where its dripping from....seems to be coming for somewhere between the back of the engine oil pan and the front of the manual tranny....any ideas to what this could be? a leaky gasket on the oil pan perhaps? What are we talking in terms of getting this fixed $$$?

Thanks for the help in advance.....jeep on
Mine did the same thing,dealer said they put some dye in it to see if it leaking or if it's just fluid from the last change.They said they didn't see any dye. My oil level hasn't gone down so who knows what it might be
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Unread 12-10-2003, 11:32 AM   #3
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rear main seal is likely if it is oil.

you need to drop the pan to get at it and it is a 2 peice so it is easy to replace once you can get at it. but it is a PITA to get at.

had to disconnect the exhaust to get enough leeway to drop the pan.

New seal was like $25 and the oil pan gasket is a metal 'lifetime' one unless you jack it up.

Since I had the pan down I had a friend weld a peice of 1/4 to it so I don't smash it up on the trail (it was a little tricky since the pan is pretty thin so make sure to water test it at least before installing it...) it makes the cheapest skid plate available...and is good insurance. btw, if you do that - have the front of the plate turned up like a ramp and don't forget to have the rear of the plate notched for the drain.
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rear main seal is likely if it is oil.

you need to drop the pan to get at it and it is a 2 peice so it is easy to replace once you can get at it. but it is a PITA to get at.

had to disconnect the exhaust to get enough leeway to drop the pan.

New seal was like $25 and the oil pan gasket is a metal 'lifetime' one unless you jack it up.

Since I had the pan down I had a friend weld a peice of 1/4 to it so I don't smash it up on the trail (it was a little tricky since the pan is pretty thin so make sure to water test it at least before installing it...) it makes the cheapest skid plate available...and is good insurance. btw, if you do that - have the front of the plate turned up like a ramp and don't forget to have the rear of the plate notched for the drain.
What exactly did you do to replace this? You said a rear main seal but only dropped the oil pan. I thought the rear main was between the enging and tranny?
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Unread 12-11-2003, 01:03 PM   #5
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the seal is a 2 peice, when you drop the pan you will see it at the back end - you can
pull off the lower peice and then push the upper peice out.
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