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I have a 02 dodge stratus and just had the valve cover gaskets replaced and at my oil change they said they see oil leak further back on motor- maybe oil sending unit or headgasket? any ideas on what I should do to determine and is there a way the garage ( a dodge dealer) should of seen or known?

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If it was the head gasket then oil could also be burnt. Do you see Black Smoke coming out the tailpipe while reving the engine lighlty or moderately?
If the Oil Pressure sensor( sending switch) is leaking then you would see oil puddles under your car. And grey smoke while drving if it was major. And your oil Pressure reading would be low.
http://www.1aauto.com/1A/OilPressureSwitch/Dodge/Stratus
these ususally go bad easy with hard constant Acceleration.

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Usually with oil leaks, you start at the top and work down. If you know the valve covers are leaking, you start there, and see what happens. They may not have been able to clean all the old oil off if this was your first oil change after the service. If it is a 2.4l, you do most likely have a leaking head gasket as they are prone to do that about every 60-70K.

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