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Oil leaks past distributor mounting plate.

What is the repair procedure to install a new seal on the 1997 2.3 liter engine ?

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I'm not sure of the exact procedure but you can try getting your hands on a Haynes Manual, they base the problem solving on a complete tear down and rebuild of the cars, and they have one for a 1997 Saab 900.

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Replacing oil pan gasket 1998 chevy silverado 305 cu.in.


REMOVAL PROCEDURE
  1. Remove the oil level indicator tube.
  2. Raise the vehicle.
  3. Remove the engine oil and the engine oil filter.
  4. Remove the oil filter adapter.
  5. Remove the starter.
  6. Remove the flywheel inspection cover.
  7. Remove the engine mount through bolts.
  8. Raise and support the engine.




  1. Remove the oil pan nuts and bolts. Note the location of any studs to assist reassembly.
  2. Remove the engine oil pan and the gasket.
  3. Clean all sealing surfaces. Refer to Oil Pan Clean and Inspect under Engine Unit Repair.
INSTALLATION PROCEDURE


  1. Install the engine oil pan and a NEW gasket. Refer to Oil Pan Installation under Engine Unit Repair.
  2. Lower the engine onto the mounts.
  3. Install the engine mount through-bolts.
  4. Install the starter.
  5. Install the flywheel inspection cover.
  6. Install the engine oil filter and the engine oil.
  7. Install the oil filter adapter.
  8. Install the oil level indicator tube.

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Oil leak at bottom of timming belt cover


what engine.? lots of engines, used. and 21 models of civic, USA.
its usually.
1: valve cover, (yes, most can leak from top down behind the belt.
2: cam seals
3: crank end seal
4: oil pump seals.
6: oil pan ( last choice)

finding oil leaks takes hard work , clean, it find it .
or use the dye kits.

gravity and wind, allows it to go where ever IT wants.
so it must be clean first to find it.. see?
or use the dye kits, it shows a live leak best.

ever look here?
http://estore.honda.com/honda/parts/view-honda-parts-catalog-detail.asp?m=1997-civic-2-dx-4at&sn=&b=E++09&dl=

question, at the 60k mile service points. you check lash, settings.
with a new timing belt. and at such point, a new valve cover gasket gets fitted, did you? if yes, its not leaking if not>????
the front edge of the VC gasket, leaks down behind what i call
the VC leak hidder, tin pan. plate. behind the cam cog
is a plate, and the VC leaks down from there to the cam seal
then down front of engine, then past crank seal the, to cover.
seen this on all most all OHC engines...
cause, nobody does the 60k or does it and uses the old gaskets.
id look there first. but id dont have service history.
start high work down due to gravity.....
the FSM is here.
see that too. "free" too
http://hondatech.info/downloads/Auto/Manuals/Civic/

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Leaking oil on right side of motor.


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.

While you are under the car look near the oil filter. Above and forward (toward the fan belt is forward) and see if there is oil dripping from the oil pressure sending unit wire. It will leak into the electrical connector. Squeeze it and see if oil seeps out. If so replace the sending unit. It looks kind of like a spark plug screwed into the block.

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.



Now the top side of the engine. The valve cover has a rubber gasket that shrinks over time in that hot engine bay. Take a Phillips head screw driver is see how loose the screws holding it are. Really loose hu? You can tighten them but you should replace it because it shrunk and that makes the screws loose.

You will need some silicone engine sealant each side of the distributor bridge at the driver's side of the cover. Get a manual to make sure you tighten those screws in the correct order.



Distributor "O"ring seal can leak. Two 12MM bolts to remove it and put a new "O"ring on and you are set. Mark the Distributor's position to the bridge bracket BEFORE you loosen those screws. Line it back up to the marks so you don't mess up the timing and reset the timing after is even better.

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How long and easy is it to rebuild oil pump on 94 grand caravan 3.8l


Don't bother. Replace the unit.
3.0 liter
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  1. Remove the accessory drive belts.
  2. Remove the timing belt cover and timing belt. Refer to the timing belt removal and installation procedures in this section.
  3. Remove the crankshaft sprocket.
  4. Remove the oil pump mounting bolts (5), and remove oil pump assembly. Mark mounting bolts for proper installation during reassembly.

To install:
  1. Clean the oil pump and engine block gasket surfaces thoroughly.
  2. Position a new gasket on pump assembly and install on cylinder block. Make sure correct length bolts are in proper locations and tighten all bolts to 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm).
  3. Install the crankshaft sprocket and timing belt. Recheck engine timing marks.
  4. Install the timing belt covers. For more details, refer to the timing belt cover installation procedures.
  5. Install the accessory drive belts.
  6. Refill the crankcase and start the engine.
  7. Check for correct engine oil pressure and for any oil leakage.
3.3 and 3.8 liter engines


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the dipstick.
  2. Raise the vehicle and support safely. Drain the oil and remove the oil pan.
  3. Remove the oil pickup.
  4. Remove the chain case cover.
  5. Disassemble the oil pump as required.

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  2. Prime the oil pump by filling the rotor cavity with fresh oil and turning the rotors until oil comes out the pressure port. Repeat a few times until no air bubbles are present.
  3. Install the chain case cover.
  4. Clean out the oil pickup or replace as required. Replace the oil pickup O-ring and install the pickup to the pump.
  5. Install the oil pan.
  6. Install the dipstick. Fill the engine with the proper amount of oil.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable and check the oil pressure. Check for any oil leaks.
for the 3.3 you can rebuild, 3.0 - replace.

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Check this procedure about V8 3.9L Fuel Injectors - Removal & Installation
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
  2. Relieve fuel system pressure.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Engine appearance covers Fuel lines Fuel pressure regulator Fuel cross over elbow Fuel injector connectors Fuel injector clamping plates Fuel injectors
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    Fuel injectors. Use new O-ring seals. Fuel injector clamping plates Fuel injector connectors Fuel cross over elbow Fuel pressure regulator Fuel lines Engine appearance covers Negative battery cable
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  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  4. Remove the air cleaner outlet pipe.
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  6. Remove the four engine appearance cover mounting bracket nuts and the brackets.
  7. Disconnect the fuel pressure sensor electrical connector from the sensor.
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  10. Disconnect the fuel temperature sensor electrical connector from the sensor.
  11. Disconnect the fuel supply tube retaining clip from the fuel injection supply manifold.
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Water Pump - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
During these procedures, identify all components removed from the engine so that they may be reinstalled in their original positions. If discarding the old components so that new components can be installed, identifying the old items is not necessary.


1.3L and 1.6L Engines

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  2. Remove the water pump mounting bolts.
  3. Remove the one (1.6L MFI engines) or two (1.3L and 1.6L TFI engines) small rubber seals from between the water pump and the oil pump, and the water pump and the cylinder head.
  4. If necessary for clearance, remove the oil level dipstick tube retaining bolt from the engine block and the alternator adjusting brace.
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Fig. 1: Exploded view of the water pump mounting

WARNING Do NOT use a prybar between the water pump housing and the engine block to separate the two components; this can cause scratches and/or gouges, which can prevent proper sealing.
  1. Pull the water pump off of the engine block. If the water pump is difficult to remove from the engine block, use a soft-faced mallet to tap the water pump housing until it loosens.
Do not disassemble the water pump; if the water pump is damaged or defective, the entire unit is replaced.
  1. Thoroughly clean the water pump gasket mating surfaces of old gasket material and corrosion.
To install:
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  1. If removed, install the alternator adjusting brace and the oil level dipstick retaining bolt.
  2. Install the timing belt, tensioner, plate, spring and cover.

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Cavalier, Sunfire 2001-2005

Oil Pan - Removal & Installation

2.2L (VIN 4) Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Right front wheel Right inner fender splash shield Starter motor and bracket Engine mount strut bracket Oil pan
To install:


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Fig. Exploded view of the oil pan mounting and related components-2.2L (VIN 4) engine
  1. Place a 2mm bead of RTV sealer to the oil pan sealing surface except at the rear seal mounting surface. Using a new oil pan rear seal, apply a thin coat of RTV sealer on the end down to the ears.
  2. Install or connect the following:
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  3. Refill the crankcase.
  4. Start the vehicle and verify no leaks.
2.2L (VIN F) Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Engine mount strut bracket Drive belt Lower then upper AC compressor bolts Oil pan bolts Oil pan

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    Fig. Remove/Install the oil pan bolts in this sequence-2.2L (VIN F) engine
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  2. Install or connect the following:
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  4. Start the vehicle and verify no leaks.

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
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To install:
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  2. Install or connect the following:
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    Fig. Oil pan fastener torque specifications-2.4L engine
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  3. Refill the crankcase.
  4. Refill the cooling system.
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Engin oil leaking past distributer base plate


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