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Oil is in the front of my car!

Front of my car has oil or fluid leaking, when starting my car it's shooting oil or fluid all over!

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What color is the fluid? redish brown is trans or power steering, green(ish) or orange(ish) is coolant, dark brown or black(ish) is engine oil.

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You need to clean the engine and then run the vehicle while watching the area. The most common failure is the oil sending unit located near the oil filter. I have also seen a leak develop between the oil pump housing, which is mounted directly behind the hamonic balencer and the engine block.

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SOURCE: Front whine when turning left and at whine when

Whine usually occurs on tight turns maximising pump output and/or pump may be worn and needs replacement. Leakage can be from pump reservor,connection, or power rack and pinion steering assy. Spray off any area with a sign of fluid with a brake clean or carb. cleaner and look for signs of leakage.

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SOURCE: 1994 buick roadmaster, oil leaking out of right

Yes there an axle seal at the end of the axle shaft, remove rear end cover remove 8mm bolt slide pin out remove horse clip slide axle out remove outer seal and replace seal.

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If it just started leaking bring it back to the same person that did an oil sevice and complain ever since.

Maybe you have a loose oil filter.

I'm not saying your mechanic is dishonest but alot of shops right now are suffering because of the recession

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SOURCE: oil leak on a 95 buick reagal 3.1L

look for a leaky gasket first,,rocker top?

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Finding the Leak

? Identify the fluid, determine whether it is engine oil, automatic transmission fluid, power steering fluid, etc.
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? Visually check around the suspected component. Check around all gasket mating surfaces and hoses for leaks. If your car provides engine oil cooling, check the oil lines leading to the radiator. A mirror is useful for finding leaks in areas that are hard to reach. If the leak still cannot be found, it may be necessary to clean the suspected area with a degreaser, steam or spray solvent. Most car washes provide this service or make it possible for you to do it yourself. Clean the area well, then dry the area. Operate the vehicle for several miles at normal operating temperatures and varying speeds. After operating the vehicle , visually check the suspected component. If you still cannot locate the leak, try using the power method.

The Powder Method

? Clean the suspected area.
? Apply an aerosol-type powder, e.g., face powder, to the suspected area.
? Operate the car under normal operating conditions.
? Visually inspect the suspected component. You should be able to trace the leak path over the white powder surface to the source.

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