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I am having an oil issue with my car its a 96 Dodge stratus 2.0 ES, 5 speed I took it in for an oil change no oil registered on the dipstick , they changed the oil and we noticed it pouring out apperas to be coming from above the oil filter on the passenger side Husband changed the valve gasket and that seemed to help however its still dropping some not pouring out anymore , anyone have any suggestions on what else it might be, or where to look have been told it could be the camshaft gasket, but how hard is it to change that gasket and how do I found and get to it ?

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These are famous for cam shaft seals! located behind the cam shaft gear on the timing belt assembly! I changed mine 2 years ago and yesterday popped out again these do this in cold start ups ! looks like oil is dripping quickly beside oil filter! the timing belt cover is where that seal is oil runs down and runs out on ground beside oil filter! the only problem with these are you might as well change the belt and water pump because these are due @ a hundred thousand KM's, the seal is wort $7.00 it is a shame when all you do is change that and 1 month later your timing belt goes then you have to pull all the same stuff apart again! so why not change it while you have it apart the first time it will save a lot on re-entry labour fees!believe me this is my second time around on this issue and labour is around 5-7 hours for this job! good luck let me know how you made out and merry christmas.

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