rear main seal... help?

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rear main seal... help?

Post by toppy2 » Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:20 am

so i have a 98 rt with mtx dohc. the whole upper end has been redone i just did the oil pan gasket about 1k miles ago and replaced the oil pressure sensor.

i did a four hour trip and when i got back i had a oil leak. a big one. it had lost about two quarts of oil. so i jacked it up and looked underneath it. oil all over the back side of the motor. the under side of my intake was covered. so i filled it up and let it run for almost 40 minutes and nothing came out. so i decided to drive it back to my house which was about 20 minutes away. about 3/4 the way back it started smoking again and lost the same amount of oil. i took the bracket off between the motor and trans and removed the plate and oil came out of the bell housing. am i right in thinking its the main seal? the back side is covered in oil so i cant tell whats what with leaks but when i let it run for almost 40 minutes i was checking the seals and they all looked clear.

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Post by domesticated » Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:11 pm

yep mine went out on my 98 rt at 135, your lookin at 6 hours an ten bucks with a jack, stands, wrenches
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Post by toppy2 » Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:27 pm

what did you use to support the motor while you dropped out the trans?

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Post by DOHCRT » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:19 pm

Be sure its not a cam position sensor seal leak. These can sometimes look like a rear main seal leak. Its an easy check and a cheap seal.
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