What type of repair could be needed for a 1998 Mitsubishi Monterro Sport that leaks oil and the alternator keeps getting saturated with oil and constantly needs replacing?

Asked by Apr 05, 2015 at 08:15 AM about the 1998 Mitsubishi Montero

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

The alternator has been replaced 3
times within 5 years, once in the last
3 months.

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Sounds like the front crankshaft seal is worn and leaking oil. The oil is being thrown onto the alternator by the spinning crankshaft. HTH. -Jim

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You need to have all gaskets & seal valves replaced. If you don't you will keep replacing the alternator due to oil leak.

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