>More likely a front main seal.
>The balancer has to be pulled to check the sealing surface for wear,
>so it can be fixed with a speedy sleeve and another front seal.
>If that’s what it is, the cost should be less than half.
>"Tom" < PIZSDZLZDXWG@spammotel.com> wrote in message
>> The gasket needs replacement. Coming out near the front
>> pulley. Leaking lots of oil. The local repair shop says the
>> must be lifted to replace the gasket and they estimate around
>> 4wd, automatic.
>> Does this make sense?
If it is the front main seal, it can be done for a LOT less and under
50 bucks if you do it yourself,even if you have to buy a puller. ALso
the hub has to be worn very badly before it needs a new seal and I
would not bother sleeving it even if it is a little grooved. If the
pan needs to be removed for leak repair, I see no reason why the
engine cannot just be unbolted from the mounts and rasied up a few
inches or so to get the pan off. No need to pull the engine to change
a pan gasket. Unbolt mounts, jack engine up by pan with a block under
it then insert a piece of wood of the correct thickness needed for
clearance between mounts and frame and remove jack and remove pan.
Time to look for another mech.
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