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1998 Saab 900SE NG convertible with 2.0 liter turbo.

This is my daughter's car. All of the sudden there is significant oil dripping from engine when it’s running.

Today I got under the engine with it running. Shone a flashlight up there. I couldn't tell where it was coming from. Oil was being flung off the belt and going everywhere, including on me. The only thing I could tell is that it did not appear to be coming from the oil pressure sensor.

What are the common culprits for oil leaks on this engine?
 

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O.K., found the location of the leak. The oil is coming from the crankshaft seal, as you predicted.

How difficult is it to replace?
 

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Ohioan,

This job can be done with the engine in place. Wheel off, arch ( fender ) liner off and serpentine belt off. Hard bit is getting the crankshaft pulley off. Into 5th gear, assistant holds on brakes and you with breaker bar on ( I think ) 32mm socket. Pull off the pulley then lever out the old seal. Carefully tap the new one in using the old one or a big socket as a drift. Get it to the same level the old one was at.

Re-assemble.

Paul @ Kippen.
 

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Thanks. Oh, and it has an automatic transmission.

Thanks.

Assuming I can lock the flywheel, what is the tightening torque for the bolt?
 
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