My car was licking oil at the botton part where is the rear gasket. where the motor and transmission snap together. i fixed it and added some more oil ,but the oil light still on. i check the oil pressure switch if it was working yeah it's working . the oil pump is working. I need help tell me what at i can do about it.
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An oil leak, could be drastic or small and could come from ANY part of the engine where oil flows. If you haven't had a low oil pressure light before, it might be safe to assume it's a slow leak. Depending on how many miles you have, the oil leak could be coming from the oil pan gasket seal, the head gaskets/valve cover seals, or maybe the oil filter itself! Sometimes a technician could not tighten it all the way and this could cause a mess. Even if you have oil "under" the car, which is normal for any old worn out car, it shouldn't be a reason to NOT have a oil change done. I would suggest doing it yourself or taking it somewhere else.
Get the car cleaned underneath (in an environmental safe and responsible manner) and try to check daily for oil sweating and where it could come from.
Also check some Eclipse owner's forums online to see if this is a common issue with your 1997 model. Good luck
the only way you can tell you blew a head gasket is if there is white smoke coming out of tail pipe or if there is anti freeze mixed with your motor oil ,check the dip stick if oil is creamy then you have a blown head gasket ,check your valve covers and hoses for leaks
You can do a compression test on each cylinder, if one or two cylinders are lower than the others, that could be a sign of a blown head gasket. Also, do a pressure test on the cooling system to see if the cooling system holds pressure. Check your oil for anti-freeze, and vise-versa. Any white foam around the oil cap? Or oil around the radiator cap?
usually when you get white smoke its because ur head gasket blew mixing antifreeze and engine oil look at ur oil and see if its a milky white color.car will not start beacuse ur loosing compression threw the gasket blowing..
I have a 95 Eclipse and I recently had to change out my TCU........ Transmission Control Unit, This should be located directly beneath the center console. First I would have the transmission services if problem persist then proceed to changing out the TCU you can get off of ebay. As far as i know there should be 3 Computers in our cars. 1 the Electronic Control Unit located behind radio 2 Transmission Control Unit located under center console and 3 Airbag Control Unit located under hood, Hope this helps.