I am in the process of maybe purchasing a used Van. The person is a private owner selling his van that he has been the only one owner. The only concern I have is he said that he had the transmission replaced 3 years ago. When it was replaced he noticed that he began to have an oil leak and they told him that it was from a seal that needed to either be replaced but they would have to pull the entire transmission again in order to do that and it was going to be extremely costly. The private owner felt that the cost wasn't worth it to him so he continued to dirve it with the oil lead, making sure occassionally that he had plenty of oil in the vehicle. Everything about the van is in great condition except this oil leak. You can smell the oil burning off the engine after you drive it just a short distance. You can see on the ground underneath where the leak is coming from. When you raise the hood you can see oil all over the place. It's soaked in oil under the hood. Is this going to be a major costly expense for me should I buy this vehicle and can it have already caused me problems on other parts in the vehicle if the oil has gotten in somewhere else?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, July 8th, 2008 AT 9:57 AM