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Old 10-02-2006, 12:35 PM
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I changed the oil in my Civic yesterday. I saw fresh oil leaking where the transmission and engine meet. It wasn't there when I last changed the oil in my car so I know it's new. Plus, the amount of oil that got drained wasn't a lot.

Anyone know what seals are worn and how difficult it is to replace the seal or seals.
 
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First off what year and model of car do you have? And how high on the engine is it? It may be a rear main seal. But I dont want to miss guide you at all. It also maybe coming from inside of the tranny. Thats the only way you can find the leak.
 
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sounds Exactly like rear main=have fun trying to do that on your own, just pay up and avoid the headache
 
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yeah I'd say rear main seal too... it's behind the flywheel, so you'd have to drop the tranny, etc.
I saw it done on a Neon once, pretty straightforward, but the engine was out of the car at that point
 
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i have a suggestion....make sure that u didnt just spill fresh oil onto that spot. u say that its fresh, and it wasnt there before. so wipe it clean and check it agian after a day or two.
 
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i have a suggestion....make sure that u didnt just spill fresh oil onto that spot. u say that its fresh, and it wasnt there before. so wipe it clean and check it agian after a day or two.
take this advice before you start taking your engine / tranny apart. main seal usually last quite a while
 
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Well, I've had this problem (real main seal worn out) with a couple of other cars, but I've always brought it to a garage to get it done.
It's a 95 Civic DX, 1.5 engine, 185+K miles
Anyway, the oil isn't leaking heavy now. I noticed it on the transmission housing, not the ground.
 
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Is your clutch slipping at higher RPM?
I ask because I just rolled 176K and got a small leak...I slip at 4000RPM, but normal granny driving is ok.
 
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