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Oil leaking through oil filter

There is a wire plugged in on top of where the oil filter sits. Oil is being pushed out that plug and pushing the plug off. Only while care is running. Once car is stopped oil stops flowing out. Is this an oil filter problem?

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Its probably a bad oil senidng unit

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

  • Ronnie Houston Nov 25, 2008

    an oil sending unit tells the car how much oil to push through the engine when its runnung, it souds like yours may be out. they are only a few dollars at the auto parts store and if you take it to auto zone they will tell you for sure thats what the problem is



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