The engine rear main oil seal can leak. The transmission has to be removed to replace the seal to stop the leak.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Honda Civic Engine Rear Main Oil Seal May Leak
Honda Civic Problem
Engine Affected: 1.6L 4 Cylinder
Average Mileage: 153,878 mi (20,000 mi - 257,000 mi)
Visitor, 1998 Honda Civic, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 257,000 mi
major oil leak in the front of the car
I have tried to save a few bucks by putting in some rear seal gasket sealant. yeah, what a joke, that crap doesn't work.
Visitor, 2000 Honda Civic, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 175,000 mi
Main Seal leaking Oil, just like my previous 1996 Honda Civic EX did.
my car stARTED LEAKING OIL, TOOK IT TO THE DEALERSHIP, THEY TOLD ME IT WILL COST OVER 600 IN REPAIRS. STILL THINKING ABOUT TI
my rear seal leaks I keep up with the oil and the changes, but have read this can be fixed without dropping tranny
Visitor, 1996 Honda Civic, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 189,000 mi
had many leaks, repair shop took care of most but this one remains... not work fixing.