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Oil or transmisison fluid leak?

I just replaced my clutch and all the parts associated with it (2005 mustang V6). I also replaced the rear main seal and the transmission fluid. About a week later the car was leaking what I thought was oil because I was thinking I did not install the rear main seal properly. But when I checked the oil with the dipstick I was not losing any. Also, whenever oil leaks it stains the garage floor and driveway. But there was no stain after a couple of days. A couple of weeks went by because I was driving a different car. I get an airbag recall letter and thought the Ford dealership could check the fluid leak when they did the airbag. The Ford dealership told me there was play in the crankshaft and it did not matter about the rear mail seal it was going to leak anyway. To get it repaired or engine replaced it was going to cost $6500 which is more than the car is worth. I get the car home and after a couple of hours I check the oil again and there is no loss of oil. Jacked up the car and the oil(?) is everywhere on the transmission. I am wondering if I used too much transmission fluid. I was also wondering how they know there is play in the crankshaft without taking the transmission off?

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Play in the crankshaft with no tear down, really! Was the engine knocking? Find another dealer This one is pissing on your back and trying to tell you it's raining.

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