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CHEVY 160,000, OIL LEAK

1998 Chevrolet Prizm • 4 cylinder FWD Automatic • 160,000 miles

1998 Chevy Prizm 160,000, oil leak. I have a somewhat fast dripping leak, replaced oil pan gasket, then used sealant - no go. Since I could see it was overtightened I replaced the pan - no go. Leak is near flyweel so I was told it was the rear main seal. Have just put in new seal but it is a pressure fit only I don't see how it could hold back much pressure so I am worried that something else may be causing the leak but don't know what.
My question is - Is there something else I could be missing or need to look at now that I have eng. And tranny out?


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Homerbsharp
February 19, 2011.



If seal is installed correctly it will hold back oil unless there is worn crank bearings

Docfixit
Feb 19, 2011.