my 1998 323 mazda bj auto ,leaking engine oil between auto box and engine,there is a grearbox bracket in the way so i carnt see where it comeing from ,any ideas and is it worth fixing

Asked by Nov 13, 2015 at 06:36 PM about the 1998 Mazda 323

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers


If it is engine oil (amber) then it is likely the rear main seal. If it is red then it is automatic transmission fluid. If the leak is small then you may want to live with it as the fix is really expensive.

2 people found this helpful.

I agree. If it is red, it;s transmission , but that is FAR lees likely than the rear main engine crankshaft seal, The reason you can't see where it's coming from is because it's up in the middle, no way can you see the crankshaft seal without taking transmission out. I also agree that if it's a minor leak, just live with it.... very expensive, a $2 seal but several hours of labor.

1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful

ok thanks

Your Answer:


Looking for a Used 323 in your area?

CarGurus has 1 nationwide 323 listings and the tools to find you a great deal.


Mazda 323 Experts

  • #1
    Juhana Virkkala
  • #2
    Obby Petronia
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mazda RX-7
53 listings
Used Honda Civic
488 Great Deals out of 44,847 listings starting at $1,150
Used Honda Accord
728 Great Deals out of 103,269 listings starting at $999
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
50 Great Deals out of 4,353 listings starting at $1,995
Used Mazda 626
118 listings starting at $1,795
Used Mazda B-Series
4 Great Deals out of 207 listings starting at $1,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.