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oil leak coming from where??

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I have an oil leak I just found. It looks like dirty oil. I do not believe it is trans fluid. It is leaking down from between the engine and transmission as far as I can tell. There is a cover that extends down right in front of the transmission oil pan and I believe behind the transfer case. The oil is coming through what appears to be a hole in this cover(?) and also from its edge. I call it a cover because that is what it looks like. It does not look like it should be sealed. So I think the oil is dripping down and accumulating on top of this cover and then leaking out. My trans fluid appears to be full. I did not check the oil as I just realized it might be engine oil. I was originally thinking transfer case oil which it still could be.

So any ideas what could be leaking in this area? Any idea what it will cost to have it fixed? Would this be covered under the engine warranty? Is there a way to check the level of the transfer case oil?

Thanks so much and sorry for the poor description. I did the best I could.
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I have also had this exact location with the oil leak. I believe the dealer fixed the HPOP seals. Stopped now showing up again very slightly. But, you is very hard to see where the oil is coming from. You may want to look up along the passenger side of the engine block for some extremely small evidence of an oil trail. It might actually look dry but could be it.

The cover you are talking about is the torque converter cover. It is very easy to take off. You can then look up in there and see if you seen the oil leak. By all means at least do this much before taking it anywhere. If it is your rear main seal there should definetly be oil there.

I wouldn't think you would need to pull the engine to replace the rear main seal. If your oil pan is rusty and leaking then you are suppose to pull the engine and therefore expensive. But if your oil pan is not leaking then just paint the rusted areas with POR-15. Don't waste your money pulling the more for a rusted oil pan. Just paint it.

As others have said I would definetly question the diagnosis.
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