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2001 Nissan Pathfinder 4x4: LE..stop rear seal oil leak additive I see…

I have a 2001 Nissan...
I have a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder 4x4 LE (189K miles). The rear seal has started leaking oil a little bit.

Will this stop rear seal oil leak additive I see in the auto parts store fix this or make it worse?

Or will it harm the engine in any way?

Or is it ok to try to see if it does help?

Lastly, if I get a mechanic to replace the rear seal, what do they have to do to fix it and how much is somehting like that going to cost?

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5/17/2011
Nissan Mechanic: Kat, A.S.E. Certified Nissan Specialist replied 11 years ago
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Hi and thanks for using Just Answer. I will try to assist you. These types of additives can damage other areas of the engine because the additive tries to seal everything, even oil ports that are necessary for proper engine lubrication. I would strongly recommend not using anything like these on your vehicle. Replacing the rear main seal in this type of vehicle could range anywhere from 700 to 1000 dollars depending on what your local shop charges per labor hour. The best way to get a set price is to call around local shops and ask them directly. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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You are very welcome. Good Luck
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