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2004 Subaru Forester Question: Oil Leak Repair



VAM21, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Lafayette, IN, December 03, 2010, 10:31

I have an oil leak and the mechanic says I need to replace the front & rear main oil seals. Can you give me an estimate on what that type of repair would cost?

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    December 03, 2010, 10:41

    it is very odd both the front and rear mains leak together. the rear requires removal of the transaxle. the front is not that bad.
    i would get a second opinion first.
    the front pays 2.8 i would consider replacing the timing belt and water pump while doing this.
    the rear pays 6.8 hours.
    lot of money, thats why i think a second opinion is in order.


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    VAM21, December 03, 2010, 10:56

    Thank you Roy. I had it in at the local Subaru dealer and they first said it was the oil pan cover & stripped bolts. Then they said if that wasn't it they would have to pull the engine. It didn't leak on the driveway for about 2 weeks then started again. I took it to a local shop and they told me about the front & main rear seals. They can't do the work but recommended another repair shop.

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