A few days ago i thought i had a rear main seal leak on my 96 Accord EX Automatic tranny (170k miles)
I cleaned the bottom of the motor and transmission.
Removed the transmission, and noticed that the inside the transmission housing where the driveplate and the torque converter were...it was clean. No oil leaks no drips, no lines of oil...nada.
So i put everything back together. double checked some more, cleaned some more, and i think i know where my engine oil is leaking from..but why?
The oil seems to be leaking from the part of the transmission where the driveshaft is inserted.
It only leaks on the drivers side of the transmission, and I have included a link to a picture album.
It is coming from the hole where you insert the drivers side drive shaft.
And YES it is engine oil, not transmission fluid.
Is there a seal there? why is it engine oil? could i still have a leaky rear main seal?
From the picture...you can see the trail of engine oil leaking out