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    Default 5.3 rear engine oil leak

    Hey guys.. My 2001 burb 4 by 4 has a rear engine oil leak. It is leaking at the mating point of the engine and transmisssion. It is slowing getting worse. Any guesses??

    Thank you in advance

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    How many miles on the engine? Could be an oil pan gasket or the rear bearing main oil seal. I have the same issue but mine appears to be the oil pan gasket. You have to raise the engine a couple of inches to get clearance to remove the oil pan on the 4x4. I have heard you can use a jack and lift from below but that does not sound too safe to me. Not sure where you put the jack (s) for one thing. I do not have a engine lift or a tree with a stout limb so it looks like the local garage will install my genuine GM parts.

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