Celica oil leak


Old 08-16-17, 12:31 PM
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Celica oil leak

My nephew has a 1.8 in a 1996 Toyota Celica. I haven't looked at it yet, but he says there is oil pooling under the car. Uses about 1/2 qt a day. He rules out the filter or pan leaking. If this is a rear main what is involved with replacing that seal? Would the transmission be taken out with the engine or unbolted and left in place?

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Old 08-16-17, 01:17 PM
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How many miles are on the car? If it's a rear main, the transmission has to be removed along with the fly wheel. If the crank shaft is out of balance, the seal will blow again. Look at it & let us know.
Old 08-16-17, 02:28 PM
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187K, Shorty or around there. Is there a crank problem there with balance other than a harmonic balancer?

It'll be a couple weeks before I can get down there. I'll check and report back.

Thanks for the help.
Old 08-16-17, 06:43 PM
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Oil leaks can be tough to find. It can be a leak up top that runs down the block in a place that can't be seen and pools on the floor.

I will usually put down paper under the engine to determine exactly what area it's dripping from and then go from there.

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