I have a fairly straightforward question which may generate some not so straight forward responses
I recently had my clutch replaced (two weeks exactly), while the shop was at it (a reputable shop by all accounts) they replaced the rear mail seal as it was leaking, as well as the u joints and some exhaust bolts.
Everything was fine until yesterday when I noticed a large pudle under the truck.
I'm pretty sure it is oil as I wasn't about to taste test and the dipstick was reallllly low.
I have called the shop who did the work to see if they will take a look at it, which they will.
My question is, who should be on the hook for this? I'm inclinced to think they are if the seal was improperly installed no?
Which generates another question...is there any other possibility than a main seal here?
Now Im asking more questions
I have probably lost a little over a litre of oil at this point, however I cant be sure how long this has gone on, although I see about a half dozen oil stains in my parking spot that werent there before, so maybe a week?
The rear and lower engine, oil pan and plug are fairly soaked, as is the front of the transmission and correlating supportive crossmember. I dont see any oil higher up on either engine or transmission.
The truck is definitely getting old (277 km's), so I could understand if a new seal here forced a leak somewhere else, but that doesnt seem to be the case.
It hadnt leaked this much before, in fact I dont think it leaked at all before the clutch was replaced (which was on its last legs at the time).
Anyhow, sorry for the long winds a blowin, but I figured I would give as much info as I thought relevant.
I much apprecite any input here as it will hopefully prepare me for the worst and reward me with the best.
As a sidenote, I wish I had invested in a Ranger much earlier, the mileage, reliability combined with ability and economics make this arguably the best vehicle Ive ever owned.