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Oil leaking on top of engine..is it valve seals?

Oil is leaking on top 1993 cherokee engine. Always monitoring oil level due to consurn of lack of oil level. Had rear seal replaced last year because of excessive oil loss. Maybe valves not sure?

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  • wrpeake Apr 19, 2009

    Thanks for the comments!! Do i need to take off the head to get to the valve cover gasket?

  • wrpeake Apr 22, 2009

    cool, thanks I will check it out..thanks for the help

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Might be the oil cap too. They only cost a couple of bucks a the part store. You also might want to check the crank case ventilation hoses on top of the valve cover. I'm pretty sure that those are a dealership part, ( which can be kind of pricey), but you can usually find stuff like that real cheap at a junk-yard, just make sure they're not damaged before you buy them.

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It's verry likely your valve cover gasket is leaking. that is one of the first seals to go but it is an easy fix at least. use some gasket sealer or a neopreene gasket the corque gaskets are obsolete and they don't last very long.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

  • buffalowbill Apr 20, 2009

    your valve cover is right on top of your head. it's like seven little screws or so.

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