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Oil leak out of side of engine on a 02 Oldsmobile Alero

Have an 02 Oldsmobile Alero with a V6 that is litterially squirting oil out the side of the engine block (it's the bank of cylinders that face forward). The leak is just underneith the exhaust manifold on the engine block, squirting oil towards the radiator. When I first opened the hood, it was squirting out of what looked like a place where you could plug an electrical sensor or something, and there was a loose wire hanging there. I plugged the conection back in and it stopped the leak from squirting out, but it was still leaking rather exstensively.

I'm just trying to figure out how hard of a fix this is, and wether or not I should just take it to a mechanic. I'm pretty mechanical, but I don't have a garage, just a driveway. Any wisdom would be greatly appreciated

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It's a very easy fix and can be done in under 10 min, may be 15 min. The oil pressure sensor has gone bad and is common to leak after a few years. The housing is made of metal and the top part is made of plastic, the plastic cracks due to time and you have a problem like yours. Auto Zone  sells the oil sensor for your car and can give you the step by step instruction to replace the sensor. It's best to change the sensor from the bottom and remove and replace the oil filter if you think you need more room. The other thing to if you don't want to replace it your self, you can pay the person at a garage to have your oil and filter changed and ask them how much more will he charger you to change the sensor. The sensor can be changed the same time the filter is so it's only going to take an extra 5 min to un screw the old one out and screw in the new one, like changing a spark plug. Good luck and hope this helps. Ok and buy some break parts cleaner to clean up all the oil so you don't have to smell burning oil all day when you drive. 

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Sounds like the oil pressure switch is bad,they go bad and loose a lot of oil ,replace the switch

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