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post #1 of 7 Old 04-30-2014, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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oil leak

Okay guys I have an oil leak. Lucky me right!
I've got a 2007 Sahara 3.8l. I put dye in the oil to try and track the leak. I pulled the cap off that bolts to the transmission and the block. The lest side is the trans and the flywheel is dry. Right side is oil pan. The oil pan doesn't appear to be leaking but looks like it may be the block? I'm not sure any help would be appreciated. I also wasn't able to.chase the leak up any higher.




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post #2 of 7 Old 04-30-2014, 06:28 PM
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When I had oil along the pan/block joint, it was coming from the front of the engine. Before I cleaned all the residue off, I though it may be a rear main seal leak.
Clean all the residue off and continue your leak check. Starting with a clean engine, the source will easier to find.

Do you have the instructions for reinstalling the structural cover you removed?
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Thanks for the tip. I'll pick up some more cleaner and go to town. I do t have any instructions for that cover. I think it was I lyrics 6 bolts. It only took a few min to get it on and off

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Thanks for the tip. I'll pick up some more cleaner and go to town. I do t have any instructions for that cover. I think it was I lyrics 6 bolts. It only took a few min to get it on and off
I haven't removed one, so I don't know how critical it is to follow the instructions. Here they are for your reading enjoyment.

INSTALLATION

CAUTION: The structural cover must be installed as described in the following steps. Failure to do so will cause severe damage to the cover or the oil pan.


1. Position the structural cover in the vehicle.
2. Install the bolts retaining the cover-to-oil pan (1). DO NOT tighten the bolts at this time.
3. Install the cover-to-transmission bolts (2). Do NOT tighten at this time.

CAUTION: The structural cover must be held tightly against both the engine and the transmission bell housing during tightening sequence. Failure to do so may cause damage to the cover.

4. Tighten the two cover-to-transmission bolts to less than 25 lb. in. The cover must be flush to the transmission bellhousing machined surface.
5. Starting with the cover-to-oil pan bolts (1), tighten bolts to 54 Nm (40 ft. lbs.).
6. Tighten the cover-to-transmission bolts to 54 Nm (40 ft. lbs.).
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Cool thanks. I just put them all on finger right first. No particular order like that said lol. Then I tightened them all down.

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I would never had guessed there would be instructions for that. It's not just an inspection plate I guess, I don't know I don't own an auto.
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I would never had guessed there would be instructions for that. It's not just an inspection plate I guess, I don't know I don't own an auto.
I think the structural cove is on both the auto and manual transmissions (3.8L. Haven't looked at a 3.6L).
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