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Is there a certain type of gasket or something else when there is a oil leak starting in a 1998 pontiac firefly

Looking for salution for oil leak on oilpan of the 1998 pontiac firefly

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Clean around the oil pan gasket area well as some oil leaks are actually rocker cover gasket and filter leaks that run down the block and appear as pan leaks.. Check front crankshaft seal as the oil from there also appears as a pan leak

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Removing and replacing an oil pan gasket is a relatively easy task, even for a novice.

Please follow the instructions and you'll have no problem/

  1. Raise the front of the vehicle at least two feet off the ground and support with jack stands.
  2. Drain the oil from the oil pan.
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