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I have a 98 Chrysler Intrepid (I'm Canadian) with 65,000 km on it. I went in for an oil change today and a certified DC mechanic told me I have a Differential Leak. He said that the early models had a bad design on them (something to do with the vent) and that there is a TSB (Technician Service Bulletin) for an add on replacement part. If enough TSB's are reported, it turns into a recall. He said the differential leak is not too expensive to fix, but since there is a TSB it might be free. I'm just wondering if anyone else has had this brought up to them. Also, the mechanic said I MAY have a "Rear Main Seal Leak" or a crack in my oil pan. He said nothings for sure but that if that repairs would be costly if there indeed is a problem. He said that he has seen a couple of Trep's with cracked pans. Has anyone had any of these problems? How much should I worry? Any info on how/why I may have these problems. All my kilometers are city driving... Any help/ideas are appreciated.. :confused:
 

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I have heard about the differential leak, but not much. As for the leak out of the rear main the most common oil leak out of the back of the motor is the rear cam seals. Don't know a price on either.
 

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Well brought it in today..... hoping for the best... The TSB was on since June 1999... Is there anyplace I could find out if anything else is on TSB?? :)
 

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My differential leaks on my 95. I was told it would be expensive to fix because the differential is one piece with the tranny. I purchased the differential vent, this helped but didn't solve the problem. I just add fluid every so often and deal with the smell.
 

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My 1993 3.5L has its seals replaced under a hidden warrenty. I'm not sure what year they changed the design, but if you have the original type of seals, you definitely want this done. Also, double-check your transmission filter and fluid, and use only the Chrysler-approved fluid. Absolutely, no substitutes!
 
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