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I took my 98 tibby to the dealer the other day due to an oil leak and they replaced the sealant between the oil pan and the engine block and also they ignition and the spark plug wires. The day after I got it back I looked under my car to see if the oil leak was fixed, it wasn't.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/cry.gif width=16 height=16 border=0> What else could be the problem. Does anyone else think that it was a stupid move when Hyundai decided to use silicon sealant for the oil pan gasket rather than a real gasket?? Plz let me know something if you have any clue about what is wrong with my car.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/mad.gif width=16 height=16 border=0>


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Replacing the oil pan seal is a BIG job. Did they really replace the seal or just goop some RTV sealant on there. You have to drop the tranny to properly re-seal and reinstall the oil pan.

I prefer sealant over paper type gaskets because the paper breaks down eventually, and it's cheaper than a $15 gasket.


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You need to crawl under there and look for yourself to try and find where the leak is coming from. If it isn't coming from as high as the seal, perhaps your washer on your oil plug is worn out. Just give it a good look.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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Try to figure out where the leak is coming from. Take a nice clean rag or two and wipe down as much as you can. Take a realllllllllly good look. Wait a little while. Run your engine if you want, then look to see where the leak is. That might help ya a little.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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OK. If the oil pan has been reinstalled according to spec, and inspected again after the car has been run and the sump bolts have been retorqued properly after a run, then the seal that has given out may be somewhere else, like the flywhel oil seal or the crank oil seal. Have these looked at, it's pretty obvious which side the oil is leaking from.

Good luck!
 

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Be careful it isn't a blown head gasket.... that'll suck ... that happened to my friend's Eagle Talon... so he sold it and is now driving a Honda Civic Si 2002 ...
 

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I had the same prob but it turned out two things 1 the screw on the oil pan I didn't torque it properly 2 I still have a leak but looks like its on the trany specificaly the left one.... any ideas?

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Shogun, if it's coming from between the engine and the gearbox(where the clutch bell housing is)you got a blown flywheel oil seal. PITA to replace, gearbox will have to come down.

Hope that helped.
 

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its on the trans axel (I don't know the transalation but in spanish they're called "flechas" rods that come out and give power to the wheels) the prob is in the left side, I'm takin it to the dealers this week, dangit more probs these dealers here in Guatemala suck.... :eek:gre:
 

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Aight bro is it on the gearbox side, like the part that plugs into the gearbox or is it from above that?

If it is what I'm thinking about it wont be a problem; you just have to get the driveshaft oil seal changed.

Good luck!
 
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