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1997 Toyota Camry Question: My 1997 Toyota Camry has just developed an oil leak.

 

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dubbawin, Wills Point, TX, July 06, 2012, 22:09
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It seems to be leaking from the front main seal. There is no leak when the car is parked or idling- only when moving. How difficult/costly would this repair be? Is it ok to drive as long as the oil level is checked daily and replenished as needed?

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    July 07, 2012, 05:19
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    This car doesen't have a history for rear main seal leaks.More likely leaking
    from the front of the engine.Cam seai,crank seal oil pump seal ect.This would be a good
    time to replace timing belt, water pump and all seals up front of the engine.
    Also valve cover gasket and pcv valve.

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    September 23, 2012, 20:47
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    make sure it isnt one of your motor mounts. It cost me 1200 dollars because the dealer didnt realize the motor mounts were hydraulic and one was ruptured

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