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Ok this is my first jeep and I'm pretty sure it has a bad front seal on the transmission. So I'm going to drop it and change all the seals, so my question is since it's a 2014 with about 99k should I also change the clutch and pressure plate while I'm at it? All legitimate suggestions will be appreciated.
 

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Welcome to ROF.
Yes, 90% of the labor is done if your pulling the tranny. Good pre failure maintenance.
 

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Already have new bolts for Y-pipe to Cats connection and a Flowmaster American Thunder catback exhaust to install.
 

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Could it be the rear main seal on the engine?

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I had thought of that since the oil was coming from the slot in the bottom of the bellhousing, so just watched my oil levels.
 

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Smell and color would be clues as well. I looked it up and now see why the leak appears where it does. There’s a seal under the shaft.
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I know you said that the engine oil level wasn't dropping, but you might want to check the oil filter housing/oil cooler. They are known to crack pretty easily. When mine did it dripped onto the transmission making it look like the source. Norminator's suggestion about smell and color would help eliminate that as a possibility.
 

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Agree on checking for engine oil as the leak. My 2014 Rubicon oil cooler manifold on top of the engine cracked and oil filled up the cavity on top of the engine and dripped down the back to the bell housing. The 2014's have a known issue. Mine was covered under the drive train warranty. So many have failed that it really should have been a recall. Plus it is a fire hazard as it can drip down to the exhaust and do so without the owner knowing it.
 
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