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post #1 of 3 Old 08-30-2019, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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I had my wheel bearings repacked and the outer tie rods replaced this week. My mechanic made a note that the front crank seal is leaking and also the pan gasket. I already knew there was a leak because letting it sit would leave an oil stain on the ground. It isn't leaking much or fast but eventually I want to fix it. Is replacing the pan gasket an engine removal job? I thought I read some place that it was but I can't find the info on it. If so, what other seals and gaskets would be advisable to replace while it is out of the truck? My first though was freeze plugs. Do diesel engines have them? I know gas ones do because I've replaced a few in my life time.
I'm still waiting on my trailer. The new A/C unit will arrive there on the 10th of next month so I have a couple weeks to wait to go get it.
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First, trace the leak. Clean everything well and for sure find the souce. Check dipstick inlet to the pan, oil cooler etc.

I do believe every motor in a passenger vehicle has some sort of freeze plug. Highly unlikely they would be leaking coolant
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Yes they do have freeze plugs but isnt a normal wear item so they shouldnt leak, we have no oil pan gasket they use rtv to seal them, the dipstick plate on the side of the pan likes to leak and it a common leak area.
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