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97 neon oil leak

97 neon 2.0 dohc oil leaking badly from somewhere behind alternator. I pulled off valve cover, but still can't find. Where is leak coming from?

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  • jack_elwell Dec 06, 2008

    There is a constant oil lead from somewhere. It drips down and off the middle of the engine.

  • nickbrown651 Mar 07, 2009

    i was wondering if it was a manual or an automatic because i have the same problem

  • whaleydennis Mar 17, 2009

    oil leaking from behind the alternator



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Solution: Maybe.

Rear main seal is probably the problem.

My 1997 Dodge Neon has this same problem. My father-in-law (who used to be a mechanic) checked the car for me and found the rear main seal needs replacing.


Posted on Dec 10, 2008

  • John Jon Sep 25, 2011

    The cam shaft seals are famous on this motor these are located behind the timeing case cover up top of engine if you look close you will be able to pop out the peep plug and look to see the seal out! good luck


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Check to see if the motor oil comes from the sensor that bolts in the head above the transmission housing where it bolts to the engine. If that's the case remove it and replace the o ring in it. That's the cam sensor widget its a very colon cause in theses vehicles.

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