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Oil & fluid leaking on starting.

Front end of car oil or fluid is leaking . When looking under car I see oil or fluid leaking on starter!

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  • Geneiva Ii Dec 14, 2012

    No none of the above . It was the oil sencer plug , located above starter

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Dear leaking fluid on starter, I suggest that you inspect your engine fluid resevoirs and assess from the lowest one to see if its fluid matches the fluid that has leaked onto the ground. i suggest parking on a large piece of paper or plastic to collect your sample of leak fluid. that is where i would begin. in my opinion, sounds like a leaky valve cover gasket or coolant system leak, ie, waterpump, heater hose. rad hose.....

Posted on Dec 12, 2012

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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: Suburban overheating and losing transmission fluid? Please help..

it could be a bunch of thngs but i would guess its the lower intake manifold.

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SOURCE: oil mixing with coolant

If this is a 3800, Upper Intake Plenum or Lower intake gaskets are an inevitability. Head gaskets on these engines rarely go out! Seriously, don't get duped. I am doing the job on my grand prix right now. Google it for further explanation.

Posted on Oct 19, 2009

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