: 06 DTS crank seal leaking

10-31-09, 01:02 PM
Only 12,486 miles on my 06 DTS and I have a front crank seal leak!! What gives? It is being covered under warranty, but is there anything else that should be looked at or into? TIA for any help.

10-31-09, 02:25 PM
A front crank seal failure is so rare that this has to fall into the "infant mortality" category.

11-01-09, 07:58 AM
Yeah, as you can notice from the mileage the car has not been driven very much at all and it actually has been sitting for a while. With that said I was wondering if it could be attributed to the lack of lubrication to that seal causing it to fail.

11-01-09, 08:41 AM
I seriously doubt that is the case: new and rebuilt engines and transmissions sit in warehouses for months, even years, and have no problems on startup.

Ask the repair tech to take a hard look at the seal before he pops it out of the block groove - either a collapsed/broken spring or a cracked lip.

11-01-09, 09:03 AM
Thanks, will do!