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Oil Leak Repair

(2004 Subaru Forester)
in Lafayette, IN on December 03, 2010
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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on December 03, 2010
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.

Roy
on December 03, 2010
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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