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Leaking oil badly in the back of engine about above the oil filter towards the belt?

Looks like leaking around couple of bolts located right above the oil filter just about a half inch away?

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Rear engine seal is going bad and needs to be replaced.

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you need to actually see where the oil is leaking from to determine if it is a gasket leak or if your drainplug is loose or the worst would be a cracked block.

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SOURCE: car leaking oil around oil filter but it's not the filter itself.

Hello scolletti1: The part that sits directly above or just to the right of the oil filter is the oil pressure switch or sender unit. Depending on your dash. If you have a light it is called a switch, If you have a oil gage it is called a sender unit. The faster the RPM the faster the oil leak. Should you need any further help just ask? Thank You for using FixYa. Roger

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water pump is blown the seal needs replacing .you must replace the complete water pump.

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Oil change in a 1986 chevy nova


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The crankshaft oils seals are known to leak after approx 100,000 miles. The Harmonic Balancer (fan belt pulley) end of the engine will have lots of oil and road grit around the oil pan, air conditioning compressor, power steering pump and other area in the engine bay due to wind spread. This seal can be replace without removing the engine. Remove the harmonic balancer bolt and use a pulley puller. If the seal mating surface is grooved replace the balancer too or the new seal will fail soon.

The transmission "bell housing" will weep oil and or trans fluid if the rear crankshaft seal or the transmission seal develops a leak. This seal is much larger than the front seal so it lasts longer and need replacing less often. The transmission will need to be removed from the car to reach these seals.

The oil pan is sealed with silicone engine sealant and will dry out and leak also. Sometimes the leak looks like it is the front or rear seal (pulley or transmission end of engine) but it may be the oil pan leaking and dripping into the pressure plate inspection plate or the pulley. The oil pan can be removed and resealed without removing the engine or transmission but it is a little tricky. Dropping the engine's under brace and exhaust pipe is recommended. Additional engine/transmission support is needed to do that.

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Near the oil filter you will see the power steering pump mounted to the side of the pulley end of the engine and it is over the right CV drive axle and has several hoses connected. One larger hose is a none pressure hose that gravity feeds the pump from the fluid reservoir mounted above it on the passenger side wheel well in the engine bay. This hose eventually leaks and drips power steering fluid everywhere! It is a molded hose from the dealer parts dept. and relatively easy to replace. Messy but do-able.



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My 2000 Ford Expedition has a major oil leak from somewhere around the Starter or Oil Filter housing, Looks like it's towards the front of the Motor, What could be leaking and how do I fix it?


Could be a number of things. Oil pan gasket, check around oil pan to see if its wet. Front crank seal could be leaking and blowing back if its bad enough. Check around and in behind your crankshaft pulley. I would also check your tranny cooler lines and power steering lines, if they are leaking bad enough the oil will get blown back when you drive. Also check to see how high up the engine the oil starts coming from that will give you some indication of where it starts.

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Looks like the oil is leaking out right above the


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I have a 1995 Hyundai elantra 5 spd 1.6L 4cyl leaking oil


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