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My car leaks oil right above the starter it a small plug thing that goes to the motor and has some wires hooked up to it that i can disconect do uyou know what the part is called it look almost like a spark plug but its not

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What type of engine do you have 4 or 6 cyl? I had a similar problem on my 2.4L and it was the oil pressure sending unit. On the 2.4L its located on the right side (if your facing the engine) on the intake valve cover (front) just behind the power steering box.

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Where you're describing sounds like it's leaking from the oil pan. If the vehicle has high mileage, you will probably want to look into replacing the oil pan gasket. If this doesn't sound right, it could be something to do with the oil pump. There isn't a lot of electrical components in that area of the engine. The oil pump or oil sensing unit would be my guess.

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