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I have a bad oil leak on 96 taurus looked like valve cover gasket but it aint the leak is coming somewhere under the air intake any ideas what can it be

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Check your head gasket.

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replace your pcv valve.

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SOURCE: oil comming out of air intake

replace your pcv valve. this should fix it.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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SOURCE: my 96 ford taurus is leaking somewhere under the

LOOK CLOSELY along the valve cover area and there should be a metal tube.....this feed the heater core fluid, and it can corroide and leak....either replace the tube or replace it with one piece of hose....I would get the correct part..but both works....GL

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 1984 F150 302 Had oil pan gasket and both valve cover gaskets

If you have oil coming down between the transmission and the engine where they meet your problem is with the rear main seal. It seals the back of the crankshaft so no oil comes out. Over time it tends to leak especially if the oil changes haven't been done on time or you live on dirt roads. Where the transmission and engine meet there should be a metal shield but it may be already removed. Just pry that back and see if there is oil. Depending on the color tells your rear main seal for the engine or the front seal on the transmission. Hope that helps.

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either the oil pan,or rear main seal

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    LOOK CLOSELY along the valve cover area and there should be a metal tube.....this feed the heater core fluid, and it can corroide and leak....either replace the tube or replace it with one piece of hose....I would get the correct part..but both works....GL

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