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Dodge intreprid 2002 little oil leak

I notice yesterday morning a little drop of oil on my driveway then again today in the morning. but during the day ok what can it be?

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  • jstblaze1or2 Dec 16, 2008

    so it was the water pump?
    I have 03 intrpid

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Make sure it is engine oil and not coolant weeping from the internal waterpump via a bleed hole by the thermostate housing down by the alternator.

Both feel geasy and look the same. How do I know? I spent $900 replacing waterpump at main dealer. Originally I thought it was engine oil also. Failed at 65000 miles. Check your coolant level cold. It should not need refilling. If it does then it is a clue.

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It could be the little plastic " O " ring that go's on the oil pan plug is deteriorating. this is common with time. if it hasn't been changed wen you have had your oil changed, I always put a little telon tape on the oil plug when I do an oil change just as a precautionary back up. To be 100% sure this is what the problem is you will need to be able to get under the car to check to see if this is indeed where the oil is coming from , as there coud be a leak some where else, for example it could be the valve cover leaking as this is a common thing as well. So as I say you will really need to get underneath the car to be positive.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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