Oil leaks

Tiny
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  • 2004 INFINITI G35
  • 6 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 215,000 MILES
So mechanic is biting my head off about the cost of fixing to main leaks. Yet I confused if the rear main seal is the same as the crankshaft seal. Then he goes on to say upper oil pan leak too so he gave me a price of $1,129.00 to fix it. However, he called said my starter was cracked and wanted to replace it. I believe I had it under warranty and said I would call back later. I did and I got gripped out by his wife so come to find out the starter was already put in there. He goes on to tell me about all the extra work he had to do he had to pull out the motor he says in order to get to the lip seal in my mind I'm thinking to lypsyl. Is what is on the rear main seal for 1 number to why did he have to pull the motor and number three. Don't you have to remove the starter to get to the link between the motor and the transmission? I'm really confused with the whole process and feel it was a little over priced. Nevertheless I told him to go ahead that was in the beginning. Now I'm dealing with this not sure how I feel about the whole motor thing and as to why it was pulled. Saw your video now I feel as if they didn't know what they were doing.
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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 AT 9:26 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Yes, the rear main seal and the crankshaft seal are technically the same thing. There are two main oil seals on your vehicle's engine, a front and a rear main oil seal. The front main is what seals the front of the crankshaft, and the rear main seal is what seals the back of the crankshaft. To get to the rear main seal you have to separate the engine and transmission as well as the upper oil pan, which would include putting on a new gasket for the upper oil pan for a correct installation job to be performed. I have included for you in the diagrams down below the factory removal and installation instructions for replacing your vehicle's rear main oil seal as well as total estimated cost for the job including separate parts and labor costs, estimated of course. I am not sure what the shop rate is where you live is but I live in California and it is conservatively $125.00 an hour where I live. Please go through this information and let us know how everything turns for you, please.

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Alex
2CarPros
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Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 AT 1:55 AM
Tiny
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I don't see information on prices estimate for parts and labor. Also he said he had to take out the engine that is what throws me off shouldn't it be disconnect the engine from transmission?
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Thursday, April 25th, 2019 AT 1:45 PM
Tiny
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Here is an oil leak guide for someone that needs it:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-is-leaking-oil

Please let us know what happens.
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Thursday, April 25th, 2019 AT 1:47 PM
Tiny
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