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Oil leaks I have a 1998 chevy cavaler that hase a bad oil leak. It has been running with the oil light on for a couple of weeks now and I can not locate the leak point. The leak is not coming from the block. It is somewhere under the car which is covering the whole underside of the car. Has anyone else ran into this problem before?

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  • pouian Mar 09, 2009

    I have chevy cavalier 1997 , engine 2.4L with the same problem ( major oil leaking) but the oil light is not on , and not leaking from the oil pan ,, it leaks somewhere around passenger side but I can not locate where oil comes but leaking a lot specially when the engine is runnnig. Any body help me me what to do?

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First of all, which engine does your cavalier have? Some GM engines around that time had problems with the intake manifold gasket leaking oil where the manifold bolted to the top of the engine block, but if I remember correctly, it was in the 3.1 liter V-6 engines. If your car has a 4 cylinder engine, I am not aware of any inherent oil leak problems.
BTW, if your oil light has been on for 2 weeks, without your adding any oil, you probably have more serious problems than just an oil leak by now. Maybe not a solution, but it's a place to start.

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