My rear main seal is leaking and now the truck is knocking, what is wrong with it?

10

Asked by Aug 11, 2012 at 08:59 AM about the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I know the oil is low cuz there's a puddle of oil in the
driveway. And when I push on the gas that's when it
starts knocking.

2 Answers

12,245

you answered you own question. your rear main seal is leaking, you have low oil, and now your engine knocks. congratulations, you more than likely cooked the engine.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
1,115

You may have damaged your engine by letting it get too low on oil. You have to pull the transmission to replace the rear main. Should be $500 or less at a repair shop. Fill it with oil and see if it still knocks. You may have life left on the engine. If it knocks when the oil is full you have spun one or more rod bearings and need and engine overall or a used engine put in.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • My rear main seal is leaking and now the truck is knocking, what is wrong with it? 2 answers

    I know the oil is low cuz there's a puddle of oil in the driveway. And when I push on the gas that's when it starts knocking.

    1997 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Is my truck knocking or is it the harmonic balancer 2 answers

    Ok so I have a 02' ram 1500 4.7 and it sat for about a year then I fired it up and it was knocking. I thought it was a lifter since it sat for so long but I took it to the shop and they said they ...

    2002 Dodge Ram 1500 ST LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • What is the problem with my truck and how can I fix it? 1 answer

    A few weeks back I turned my truck on and tried to put it in reverse to leave and it wouldn't shift into any gears 1-5 or reverse. It would shift into gear when the truck was off so I would start ...

    2003 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • What is wrong with my truck???!!!??? 5 answers

    "I am having a problem with my 2007 dodge ram 1500 larimer 5.7 hemi 4x4. DTC message u0024 can b bus (-) circuit open and DTC message u0025 can bus (-) circuit low. Have been late for work two days ...

    2007 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • What is wrong with my truck if it bogs out at 2000 rpm's and wants to die 7 answers

    I just replaced my fuel pump on my 2007 dodge ram 5.7 hemi. Now, when I'm driving, and get over 2000 rpm's, it bogs out and doesn't want to run. I will let off the gas and it kind of jumps on and...

    2007 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 6,260
#2 pudgybear
pudgybear
Reputation 6,110
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 5,500
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,150 Great Deals out of 193,915 listings starting at $290
Used Dodge Ram 2500
118 Great Deals out of 5,091 listings starting at $2,999
Used GMC Sierra 1500
774 Great Deals out of 68,743 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Tacoma
553 Great Deals out of 43,264 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Dakota
123 Great Deals out of 3,802 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Mustang
696 Great Deals out of 44,783 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Wrangler
268 Great Deals out of 15,899 listings starting at $3,200

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
52 Great Deals out of 1,386 listings starting at $7,498
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
44 Great Deals out of 1,009 listings starting at $3,900
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
70 Great Deals out of 1,584 listings starting at $2,828
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 1,428 listings starting at $3,891
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
77 Great Deals out of 1,277 listings starting at $1,800

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.