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Today Acadia started leaking oil around cam shaft pulley Could this cause low oil light to intermittently come on? Oil is full fresh change. Only happens after I romp on gas.

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You need to walk the pulley off.You will need three long bolts that match the thread in the balancer.Undo the centre bolt about half way and bolt the puller to the pulley.the centr bolt is used so the puller has something to push on in the centre Once you have wound the puller up and pulls the balancer until its stopped by the centre bolt.Undo the puller so you can unwind the centre bolt some more and repeat until the balancer falls off.Every thing must be evenly bolted,puller must be mounted squarely or you will have real trouble removing it.Unless the seal can be removed and replaced from the outside of the timing cover you should not need to replace anything else.Did you check the oil pressure switch as the amount of oil your talking about doesnt usualy leak that badly from a balancer seal

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The oil pressure sending unit has gone bad. I sending unit is just above the oil filter and you can get to it from the top. When you face the Engine look down towards the oil filter, the oil pressure sending unit is just above that and it looks like a cylinder with two wires coming from it. If you don't see it, it's right between the exhaust manifold and oil filter.
If you go to Auto Zone or Parts Source, they'll have the oil pressure sending unit and the step by step instructions, When installing the new sensor. Do not use teflon tape or any sealant, the sensor is tapered and need's the good ground from the engine to give you right readings.
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SOURCE: 2000 Mitsubishi Galant, EA3A 2.4l motor. Oil leal

don't use 20w50 that is too heavy an oil for that motor. the most i would use is like a 10w40 and that is a last resort. your valves need adjusting or the hydraulic lash adjusters may be gunked up. there is a chemical called auto-rx (search web) that could help you out. just follow the directions for it. the only other oil seals i can think of are oil pan gasket, oil filter gasket, rear main seal, valve cover gasket.

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