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Oil pan crack

My 2002 Intrepid was recently rear ended, put not much damage was seen on the bumper. The next day the car began leaking oil. I later found that there was crack in my oil pan. My question is, could the accident have caused the crack in the oil pan. It's a cask aluminim pan, the crack was in the back of the pan around a bolt hole.

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Yes, it could have caused this. You have to prove it with the insurance company, by getting a mechanic to say this is what hit it and caused it to hit the pan.

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