Barker is a mechanic and this is what he and his old man found while poking around in there:
http://www.newranger.net/forums/viewtop ... =22&t=6972My old man I bought matching ranger 12 months ago . We are both mechanics with a combined 90 years experience between us. Both our rangers have the rear main leak. after beating ours heads on the proverbial wall dealing with service people. The old man said after 60 years working on my own cars I don't want some other bastard working on my car. So today we did the rear main on his car at 13000k . The good news it is not the seal surface leaking but the lack of silicone applied at block to sump surface. It took us 5 hours. Looks like the sealant used was poor quality, it had not set.