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Leaking oil was told it had an upper and lower oil pan is this correct? Was told in order to repair upper pan , engine needed to come out, this sounds extreme. what can be done to fix the problem?

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    oil seems to be coming from upper part of engine , i need a diagram of te enine as to how to take it apart

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Hi.. is right, The engine on Toyota Corolla 97.
Is a 2 oil pan type. Lower and Upper.
For Remove the upper it will need to remove the Engine assemble ,
Not for the lower .
But Rarely leak the upper oil pan.
AS first step I Recomend check the Valve cover gasket.
Check the Camsahft and Crank shaft seal for sings of leaking.
Clean the engine with deagreser and water and wait for the leak come.
DON"T trow water on Distributor And spark plug end wires.

Remember all The leaking in top of the engine will go down and some times look like the leak is the oil pan.

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To examine this firstly buy some degreaser, clean the engine so the location of the leak can be pin pointed, take it to anothe mechanic for a second opinion {always the wiser move}, always into saving money. Good luck

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