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Old 01-25-2018, 05:58 AM   #1
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Default Rear Main Keeps Leaking

I had my 86.5 Hardbody, itís manual, worked on a bit. I had the trans rebuilt, new clutch, and all the little things fixed while I was at it. But when I got it back I noticed oil leak running down the transmission. I took it back and the guy said it was the rear main and replaced it drove it a couple days and it did it again. Now Iím lost, because he checked the PCV and said it was good. So what could it be? He didnít drop the oil pan so could he have not got the seal on flush? Need help!!!
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Old 01-25-2018, 11:34 AM   #2
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Well if it's leaking again he owes you the job for a poor install does he not
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Old 01-25-2018, 05:08 PM   #3
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Ive took it back each time, but he thinks there is no way of fixing it. Honestly I just think he’s got the seal crooked or not flush all the way around because I’ve never had the engine or transmission ever leak anything. The mileage on the engine is only at 80,000 like it’s not even broke in. So I’m just looking for answers on what some people think it is?
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I think your mechanic is a lying sack of shit.

He knows good and well he got that seal in there wrong, but he isn't willing to stand by his work and make it right.
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Old 01-25-2018, 05:49 PM   #5
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So do you think he’s put in my rear main seal in twice and done it wrong because he’s put two and both have leaked. Should I get a different rear main seal when I make him fix it again? So I guess my real question is do you guys think it’s mechanic flaw or something else with my truck?
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My guess is he's buying the wrong part. Likely, the place he got the seal from sold him the wrong one the first time. When it leaked, he simply told them he needed another, and it leaked, too ...because it was still the wrong part!
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Old 01-25-2018, 06:39 PM   #7
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I think I’m order the seal off Nissan and have him put it in. But quick question should he drop the oil pan to put this seal in to know he has it flush and right because he’s been telling me he hasn’t.
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> should he drop the oil pan to put this seal in to know he has it flush and right

Sorry, but the answer to that - I do not know.
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dropping the oil pan on the VG30i for the rear main is not required.
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Should I go with a Nissan Rear main seal because we have used two Fel-Pro and they just keep leaking? Or should I tell him to check and see if anything else is leaking around the rear main?
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