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I have changed the timing crank seal as it had a slight leak

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Hi Kevin, I have changed the timing crank seal as it had a slight leak on my 2003 1.9dci but it stll appears to be leaking, should I be looking else where for this leak.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 4 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

The leak may still be from the front crank seal or it may be coming from another area. It's possible the seal was damaged when installed or the area it rides on may be worn. It isn't uncommon for a crank seal to wear a groove in a crankshaft or crank damper and cause repeat leaks. The oil could also be coming from the timing cover, oil pan or valve cover.

Are you able to upload a picture showing the leak?

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