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97 jetta with oil pouring out just above where the filter ataches

It pumps out a solid flow

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  • Lexdimond1 Feb 08, 2009

    i have same problem right above oil filter housing under the oil sending unit it looks like its 2 pieces and right between the 2 it leaks

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I have a 1997 jetta and have been through this. Go to the volkswagen dealer and have them pull up the oil cooler housing. You will see a gasket (o-ring) that seals the two pieces of this housing together. Buy that. Your old one has gotten brittle from years of extreme temperature swings and cracked ( it will be like hard plastic when you remove it.) Unscrew your filter, take a 27mm socket (prob need deep well) and unscrew the nut at the top of stud where the filter screws to. Take it all the way off and remove the old o-ring. Clean the area well and put your new oil swabbed o-ring in and reverse the above steps. 30 min 8 dollar fix. Good luck!

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97 vw jetta or nissan sentra ? witch one! .any way a leak is a leak and is no good for an engine to leak oil.....you ned to fix it quikly to prevent mechanical damage to your engine . to do so , you ned to find where the leak is coming from .1 front and rear seals,2; valve seals or gasket 3, oil pan gasket 4,oil pump seal 5,oil pressure sensor sending unit . have your engine cleaned and use oil with dye to pinpoint exactly where leak is coming from

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