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Old 02-08-2008, 02:23 AM
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Really Bad Oil Leak.. seeking professional advice

ahh man ok so I go to pepboys to check this oil leak from the passenger side of my lude scared as **** because I inspected the underside and looked like oil was from the tranny so I'm like ohh noo not again this is bull****..Ok so when I go they had it checked and found multiple oil leaks and I'm like oh great. I've got to peep it when it was raised and the mechanic said the oil coming from the right side of vehicle is the right axle seal. I also have minor leak on the distributor gasket? So I'm like forget about that lets fix the axle problem first since it already puddled my garage with oil. Finally at the end he gave me the estimate for 2 axles $105 each and 2 seals $20 each with 2 hours of labor gave a whopping $457 and I'm like damn **** it let me think about this first so I go home and I just get this idea why don't I just change the axle seals? What you guys think about that? And also not recently I got an oil change and now I'm running low on oil so I'm guessing it's loosing engine oil from the right axle? Man talk about I need some professional help!!
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hmm well you're not loseing oil from your motor out of your right axle seal.. so you got a leak somewhere on the motor that is not so minor or maybe the place that changed your oil for you didn't put enough back in, seen it happen, places screw you over dude, get your self a chiltons manual or an online helms manual and do the work your self!
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Yeah I don't think your leaking motor oil from your axle seal, but then again I don't know cuz I haven't seen your car. I have the same problem with my car, I personally believe that for me it is my rear main seal. I think that is also one of the main culprits of my clutch crappin out on me recently (I think I got a good amount of motor oil into my bell housing). As much as it pains me to say this, you might wanna take it to a honda dealership, just to let them inspect it (don't authorize them to do any work) and give you their opinion on what it is. When it comes to major auto repairs... do yourself a favor and don't let pep-boys do it. The one near me mounted my girlfriend's dad's tires... he drove it home, and one of the wheels literally fell off of his car.

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Wipe everything down good, wait for the leak to reappear.
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Ok so i'll confess it was the honda dealership who changed my oil and also put in a new oil drain bolt because the older one "supposably" was an aftermarket brand and was not torqueing in ,threatening that it was going to blow oil out the pan while me driving it. Whatever that bullcrap was I changed it for $10. So when this started happening about 2 weeks after I immediately took action and took it back and they raised the car and showed me that it had nothing whatsoever to do with the job they did. Thats when I identified that the oil was coming from right where the tranny was. They told me a couple things that could be wrong with it which included the right axle seal. The thing is they told me that to make sure what it was, they had to do the inspection which would cost around 100. me being on a budget went to pepboys for an oil leak inspection which costed me 20 so I took the chances. Thats when they came out telling me the right axles are leaking so I'm just thinking what a coincidence and thats when I came to you guys. I mean i'm totally clueless really appreciate the replies btw
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Yeah man if your CV joints are not clicking when you turn sharply then you don't need new axles. Just change out your seals. The axle on the driver's side has a extended part on it, you'll have to remove the half shaft (axle) then take the two bolts out of the extension that are bolted to the block. The slide the extension part out of the tranny that will expose your seal. Be careful not to use a screwdriver to pry on the seal, plus be careful sliding the new one on you don't want to bend or dent the seal. Then re install the extension and halfshaft (axle) now your passenger side is easier just remove the halfshaft (axle) then replace your seal on that side.

Like 91Si4WS said get you a Chilton's or Haynes manual and it will have detailed instructions and pictures to help you out.

As for the motor oil leak, yeah top it off and check your oil daily for leaks. If you are loosing more than a quart a week or more than a quart every 1000 miles I would say you have a leak.

Places to check, your oil filter make sure you have it on tight enough but not too tight. Generally you want to hand tighten it then with a filter wrench give it about another half turn. Also I noticed a small leak on my engine seems its the oil sending unit? I don't know it at the bottom back driver's side of the motor seems someone tried to put thread tape on it but doesn't work very well with oil, so it probably needs a new sensor or whatever it is there.

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