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98 wrangler oil leak?

I have a 98 jeep wrangler and it seems that oil is coming out of the block at the top of the distributor, is this possible? If so is there a seal that can be replaced or?

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Re: 98 wrangler oil leak?

Welp ..according the the 99 FSM the distributor has an internal seal to prevent oil from entering the distributor. It also says that the seal is not servicable.

So ..yes ..and no.

This is a rare thing however. I've not heard of this happening much. I'd be more inclined to a oil sender or something of that nature in the proximity of the distributor. If it is the seal in the distributor ...it's time for a new distributor.

I imagine that if you can pull the gear off you could try and put some really thin gasket material on there in an attempt of stop the oil from migrating intot he distributor.


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Re: 98 wrangler oil leak?

Yep, looks like oil is coming up through the distributor, have another distributor on order... are those easy to change out? Any tips on changing one of those?

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