I have an oil leak, oil shows up on top of the engine.
2003 Crysler PT 4 Cylinder engine, Automatic Trans. I can not fine were the oil is leaking from. Its shows up on top the engine, behine the oil cap in front of the power stering filler tank. The engine has a flat surface near the first spark plug. The oil seem to build up from there and runs across to the middle and down the back onto the engine. Were do I start?
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manual transmissions don't normally use flowing fluids for lubrication they use gear lubrication oil/grease these are heavy hi viscosity (maple syrup like) and don't flow like water like automatic trans do , ck'ing there level is a bit specific to what type of lube they use , a Hyundai uses Oil so there will be a pipe plug up on drivers side of trans near top (sorry no dipstick) un screwing this will allow one to use a Non metal object to stick in and see if oil is up to hole (reaching it) , of course obvious(wet look) signs of leakage (at drive shaft and clutch cover ) are a sure sign you have a leak and level is low , wet clutch covers aren't allways a sign of a leaking transmission but to one of a leaking clutch slave cylinder(common problem on Hyundai's) this is the device that moves clutch inside , ck oil level in clutch master cylinder to confirm this
automatic trans right?not stick, both have clutches.!!
so you want us to guess leaks.?
well is it ATF leaking? or engine oil>?>
pink or brown, oil>?
finding A/T leaks is no easy task,
some seals will fail again if the TC is not swapped out.
the seal runs on a metal surface there, and most not be damaged
the pump is there and it can leak.
finding it is no easy task, and very expensive.
find a mech, that will find it
clean it all , drive for 5 miles, see leak now? way 1.
use dye IR light methods
buy the dye kit and put it into the unsaid oil source.
ask any mech, on earth to ID that oil, ATF, GL4, or engine oil
then add dye to that source, and run engine, and load up trans (A/T)
and see it leak and see the dye glow as it does with IR light .
$15 kit, to do.
try top post next time, what engine you have, and what trans.
we cant guess any of that, a swift to me , is a metal cage.
what matters here, is what driveline you have (cage gone)
The oil will typically leak from the rear main bearing seal between engine and transmission, but that will appear at the bottom of the joint line, and will not reach the exhaust. This leak is expensive to fix and is usually left as is.
A leak from the cam cover gasket can drip into the exhaust.
The other typical leak is from the distributor shaft o-ring seal. This appears at the top of the join line between engine and trans, and can blow back onto the exhaust.
A vertical cover...I had to ponder that a bit. Still not sure. The valve cover sits flat on top of the cylinder head, with a gasket between them. The cylinder head is where your spark plugs are threaded in. The valve cover rests on top of the cylinder head. It's about 14-18 inches long and about 4 inches high, kind of rounded over so the valves and valve train will fit underneath. A gasket leaking motor oil is very common there, as a lot of oil is directed there and then splashed around to lubricate the valve train. The oil is supposed to drain through engine passages on down to the oil sump- the bottom of engine where oil is kept in the oil pan.
So if you have an oil leak, and it turns out it is the valve cover that is leaking, it's an easy fix-one of the easiest gasket replacements there is.
see this causes and remedies, you can have overheating by internal leak or external leak: 1) transmission oil cooler is leaking , 2) loose cylinder head gasket 3) engine block cracke 4) cracked cylinder head or engine block bore 50 oirl cooler is (inside radiator) is cracker.
2) external: a) leak at the hose connection b) water pump c) core plugsd) thermostat housing e) cilynder head.f) gasket cylinder head.
Possible blown head gasket. Remove spark plugs, check engine cylinder compression test. If head gasket is leaking, you will show a low reading in that cylinder. Should be around 150 psi, engines vary. If it is an automatic transmission, the tranny cooler inside the radiator could be leaking into the cooling system.
The oil on the spark plug usually comes from the valve cover seal or the spark plug tube. The valve cover seals to the tube and the tube seals to the head. The tube is usually a tight fit in to the head with a little sealant. The tubes can be purchased at the chrysler dealer or possibly at a local parts store. As for the red fluid,it is automatic transmission fliud . It is used in the manual transmission as well as the power steering system. You could have an axle seal leak, transmission shifter seal leak, power steering seal leak, depending on which side of the vehicle is wet.