Today my mechanic told me that my 91 caravan (3.0) will not pass inspection
as it is leaking a large amount of oil and it is splattered all over the
exhaust. He said that the front oil seal is leaking. This van runs nice, has
150,000 miles on it, but I am wondering what kind of job that would be to
replace those seals. The van has a blue book of 250.00 so I have to really
consider the $$$..
Any advice would surely be appreciated.
well if you havent had the timing belt and water pump replaced now would be
a good time to do it and have those seals, cam and crank replaced at the
Call around for prices.
What's the rest of the van like? If it's still solid and in good nick
otherwize, do the belts, seals and waterpump. It'll cost you about 2
months payments on a new one.
The blue book means NOTHING when you already own it.
Can you buy a replacement for $250 plus the cost of repairs???
If you are at all handy it is an afternoon's job. Just be ABSOLUTELY
SURE you get the pulley on the crank torqued down adequately when
finished, as they DO have a tendancy to come off otherwize, turning
the engine into scrap.
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i did my van it took 1.5 days i rebuilt the whole motor it cost me
around 500.00 in parts and i did all the labor and the seal in front
cost about $ 7.00 and the only thing i di not replace was the mail
bearings they were not wore my motor had 250,000 on it when i did itit
not hard to do good luck
Thanks for the opinions guys, I have to mull it over. I do like the van
alot, (its been the most reliable car that Ive ever owned), but at this
point, investing another 1000.00 could be throwing good money after bad.
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