I need help identifying engine an engine component
Currently my '79 V8 304 leaks oil badly! While I was under the Jeep I noticed a bolt VERY loose, finger loose actually. Maybe this will help keep the oil in and not leak, I don't know. It was towards the rear of the oil pan that fastened what I think to be a heat shield to the clutch housing.? I think. As you view it from underneath the Jeep going towards the back of the Jeep you see...
1. Tie Rods
2. Crankshaft Pulley
3. Oil Pan
4. Heat shield (1/8" thin aluminum cover)
Then this component. The component in question is attached to the transmission identified by the drain plug. Is that the "Clutch Housing"?
That is where oil appears to be coming from, between the heat shield and the "clutch housing". I've been told and I suspect a rear main seal leak is the cause of the oil leak, but to be honest I don't even know where the damn rear main seal is. Is it right where the oil pan mmets that heat shield thing? Is it appox at the center of the oil pan once the oil pan is removed? I know this is really basic engine anatomy to you guys, but everybody has to start somewhere and the Haynes manual assumes you have a relative knowledge about this, it just says... "Remove the transmission, remove rear oil seal with pliars, apply soap to new seal and install using reverse methodology." IF I remove the oil pan I assume I'll be staring up at a length of crankshaft and the rear main seal will be at the rear of the crankshaft within a bearing. It goes through the heat shield and into the clutch housing and clutch components? Right, Wrong, Close?
Thanks for the basics.