I have a serious oil leak. Its not coming from the oil pan but whatever part, if your looking at the undercarriage of the bronco, is to the rear of the oil pan. It looks like there may be a bolt missing, but would one bolt make it leak so bad that I couldn't even put oil in it without it gushing back out?
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Look you must remove whatever is in the way to facilitate the removal of the oil pan. As soon as you go under the car the required component removal will be staring you in the face. You can also find this procedure on youtube.
well it could be several things like pan plug seal cracked, oil pan leaking, rear main seal bad, front engine seal bad, head bolts not properly torqued, head could be cracked, but I would start with the oil pan drain plug seal and work from there.
oil leaks can come from many things.like front timing cover crankshaft seal, rear main oil seal,with engine running look under car around oil pan area check see if you see heavy oil leak which will come from loose or damage oil filter and seal or check oil pressure sending unit at bottom right rear engine block or right rear corner of the oil pump.if oil leak small leak the front crankshaft seal and rear main seal leaking .
Numerous things could be damaged causing the oil leak. Could be the engine oil pan is damaged or the oil filter is damaged. You need to have a mechanic look at the car ASAP. FIRST, be sure there is oil up to the full level. If it leaks enough oil that you can't get to a mechanic before it is low on oil, have it towed. You don't want to do serious damage to the engine by running it without enough oil. In addition to the oil you see there could also be serious damage to steering and suspension parts. HAVE IT CHECK! Good luck, Thanks for using FixYa. Gaker
As long as you dont mind oil on the driveway and you keep it topped up you are fine. My Daughter had a leak and needed to put a qt of oil every week, it was like this for years!!! She never did give it an oil change as it was always new!
There are two gaskets, one is between the lower pan and the upper pan, and the second is between the upper pan and the engine. You only need to replace the gasket that leaks. If both are leaking, replace them both. To find out where the leaks are, raise the car, get underneath, and look closely all around the oil pans to see where the oil is coming from. Use a flashlight if necessary. You should be able to trace any leaking oil upward to its source.
The oil pan gaskets are not necessarily the only sources of oil leaks. Check to see if any oil is coming from behind the timing cover, and look for oil coming from the valve cover gasket.
There are several places it could be coming from. The primary one is the oil pan. This would be the pan directly under the engine. It has the oil pan drain plug in it. If you are unfamiliar with the underside of automobiles you need to be sure you are not looking at the transmission oil pan. The first pan will be the oil pan. If you are mechanically inclined and have basic tools you can try and tighten up the oil pan bolts around the circumference of the pan. Normally if the leak is from the pan it will appear wet all around the bottom. However the leak could also be from the rear main seal at the back of the engine. This can leak down to the pan and appear to come from the oil pan. Most of the time a leak from this will be in one spot of the pan, leaving the front section dry. The other place is from the valve covers. You can check this by look under the hood at the side of the engine. If it's wet along the sides, that might be where it's from.
The only way you are going to know for sure is to get under it and look for yourself or take it somewhere to have looked at. You should have time to do this as long as you maintain the oil level in the engine. I hope this helps.
If you have an automatic trans there should be a metal plate just after the rear seal of the motor. If you can remove the shield and see rust, good. If it has red oil, bad, its the trans. You will be able to see if the rear main of the engine is leaking by the oil on the torque converter and flywheel. You may just need to gently tighten the pan bolts which may loosen by themselves.
Its almost impossible to leak antifreeze from oil pan bolts. However if you have a bad head-gasketantifreeze can get into the oil and yeah with that back pressure in the oil pan it can leak. I would look at the water pump first, it is possible that the pump or the seal on the pump is leaking and it is running down the front of the engine and it looks like its coming from the oil pan. Check this vehicle care fully and make sure that it is coming from the oil pan. If it is really coming from the oil pan you would nee more than a gasket you would need a complete head job. Check and let me know, the status. Good Luck