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TheBrat97
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:38 pm    Post subject: OIL LEAK Reply with quote

I can't find it...looks like it's coming from the crank pulley which automatically makes me think it's a main seal. I'm having to add a quart every 3-4 days. My tierods and alternator are soaked. HELP ME.
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JeepinNH
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:33 am    Post subject: oil leak Reply with quote

What year is the truck? If it's older 10 years then you want to check to make sure the breather lines are not clogged. If they are the engine builds up pressure inside which makes oil leak from any place not sealed well. This link talks about it somewhat. They only list a few years but the lines clogged up on the 86 I had. http://www.off-road.com/jeep/cherokee/xjtech/engine/40ltr/blowby.htm
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a 97...there's a few rubber lines with metal fittings crimped onto the ends and I don't know what they are but it looks like oil might be coming out of one of them. I looked at the link you posted and it's not blowby, it's coming from the bottom front of the block by the front of the oil pan.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not coming from Oil Filter Adapter is it?

I had a nasty hard to locate leak from there.
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TheBrat97
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nah it's at the other end of the block by the accessories
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JeepinNH
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:38 am    Post subject: oil leak Reply with quote

97 shouldn't be blowby. I looked at my 99 and all I see for hoses like you mentioned is the transmission hose that goes to the radiator. Mine is wet too but I don't lose any noticable oil amounts. Is it actually dripping from here or just wet? With the amount you say you lose it would drip steadily. If no puddles then maybe it's going into the engine like a bad headgasket. The 88 I had with a bad leak would have a puddle 1-2 feet wide after sitting.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:05 pm    Post subject: OIL LEAK Reply with quote

I HAVE AN 89 XJ WITH THE SAME LEAK SOUNDS LIKE IT WOUND UP COMING FROM THE HARMAONIC BALANCER. wHERE THE BALANCER RECESSES INTO THE FRONT SEAL IF THE HUB THERE HAS A GROOVE WORN AROUND IT.THATS YOUR PROBLEM AUTOZONE HAS A SLEEVE KIT THAT IS INEXPENSIVE YOU CAN GET WITH THE FRONT SEAL TO CORRECT THIS PROBLEM.YOU MUST PULL THE BALANCER OR VIBRATION DAMPER AS SOME CALL IT TO VISUALLY CHECK FOR THIS PROBLEM.HOPE THIS HELPS
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:26 pm    Post subject: Re: OIL LEAK Reply with quote

luv2yak wrote:
I HAVE AN 89 XJ WITH THE SAME LEAK SOUNDS LIKE IT WOUND UP COMING FROM THE HARMAONIC BALANCER. wHERE THE BALANCER RECESSES INTO THE FRONT SEAL IF THE HUB THERE HAS A GROOVE WORN AROUND IT.THATS YOUR PROBLEM AUTOZONE HAS A SLEEVE KIT THAT IS INEXPENSIVE YOU CAN GET WITH THE FRONT SEAL TO CORRECT THIS PROBLEM.YOU MUST PULL THE BALANCER OR VIBRATION DAMPER AS SOME CALL IT TO VISUALLY CHECK FOR THIS PROBLEM.HOPE THIS HELPS

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry was my rebel yell too loud for you
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