Question about 2005 Ford Freestar
It could be the front main seal or the front engine cover seal. I would degrease the area in suspect and try to pinpoint the leak. Good Luck
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Leaking oil pan gasket
Check the pan to make sure it is not cracked or warped. Also notice where most of the leak is coming from. When you took off the old gasket, did you scrape off all of the old material? If you used a screwdriver to do that, you may have nicked the metal and created a path for oil to leak. If you didn't scrape off the old material and any RTV sealant, you will want to, using a plastic scraper. There are sprays that dissolve this material too if it is too hard to scrape off.
If that area is nicked badly and you haven't used RTV sealant, you may want to put a small amount all over the area that the gasket will cover, not just the nicked area but the whole area that the pan gasket will cover- it doesn't take much and if you smear too much on, it will just ooze out and make things messy - just a fine coating will do.
As you tighten up the bolts, make sure you tighten in an alternating pattern as they begin to contact the gasket and get tight so a bolt on one side get fastened down as often as one on the other side gets fastened to avoid warping the pan.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
Could possibly be the pan gasket. The other things that may be your leak would be the rear main seal or the front crank seal. If the oil is coming out from the rear of the oil pan then it is most likely the rear main seal. If you have high mileage on the vehicle in excess of 100,000 miles this becomes even more of a possibility. The front crank seal will leak at the back side of the crankshaft pulley and blow back towards the rear of the engine. I would vebntire to say it probably is the rear main. To replace the rear main you will need to remove the tranny and the flywheel and then the retaining plate for the rear main seal. Unfortunately Ford went to the one piece deal years ago. If you need more assistance please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are all here to help you with all questions. Good luck.
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
SOURCE: How to diagnose an oil pan leak
The ford ranger and the mazda b series have the same problem with oil leaking at the pan gasket. When you are under the truck, look on the side of the block between the pan and the block toward the middle of the pan and if you see oil gathering or running back then you have the pan leak. Look at the bottom of the trans bell housing to see if oil is gathering at the bottom. If so look at the side where the trans and block join and see if oil is leaving residue there If it is an auto you can remove the sheild and see if oil is inside the cover. Just a hint, If the rear main is leaking there will be oil all in the cover, if not then pan leak is main issue. Either way the trans may have to come out to pull pan back. Now I hav done the job many many times at the mazda dealer and never removed the pan. If you need more advice just ask
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
SOURCE: 2000 ford focus oil leak
Sounds like the valve cover gasket, clean off all the oil on the engine with a pressure washer or a steam cleaner and then drive it and recheck for the leak, that way you can pin it down for sure.
Posted on Oct 19, 2009
Oil leak can be attributed to several factors.
1. Gasket failure.
2. Uncontrolled Crank case pressure Failure.
Tighten both the valve cover and oil pan bolts.
Replace the Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve and vacuum line.,
This is a valve causes a negative vacuum on the engine while its running, As to say if it had a leak in a valve cover it should not be leaking while its running, only when the engine it turned off.
Hope this tip guides you in the correct direction to solve this problem.
Posted on Feb 22, 2010
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