Oil Leak From Valve Covers and/or Front Crankshaft Seal on Dodge Caravan

Problem Description and Possible Solution

On higher-mileage vehicles, engine oil leaks from the valve covers and front crankshaft seal are common.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 100,000 (100,000–100,000)
Engines affected: 3.8L V6, V6
5 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000
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Front crank oil seal is an easy fix. Just screw a self tapping screw into the seal and pull the old one out. Make sure it only goes into the seal and doesn't damage any sealing or seating surfaces