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Can the oil filter adapter come loose and leak

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The oil filter adapter uses a gasket that has metal washer like spacers to keep it from compressing too far. Tightening will not help so the adapter gasket must be replaced. If it is a 4.6 V8 you will have much better luck if you remove the power steering pump first. Trust me! :)

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Yes that is possible, but doubt that it would happen, if u have a leak clean all the oil off and drive it and then look around for the leak

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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there is a gasket between the filter and where it meets the motor. often when the oil filter is overtightened when it is installed it will leak.

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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SOURCE: major oil leak near oil filter

Try to repalce the oil pressure send unit.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Oil leaks from the oil filter adapter

If it is not the suggested gasket that is leaking then it is the oil pressure switch located exactly above the oil filter adapter. The black plastic housing could have developed a crack and oil will ooze downward and drip off the bottom of the adapter. I had this problem and changing the oil pressure switch took care of it.

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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SOURCE: 1996 t bird leaking oil from the filter adapter to block?

It's not easy to get at. There is a gasket in there. I've done a few of these. It's called an oil filter adapter gasket.

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SOURCE: 94 jeep cherokee 4ltr. Leak at oil filter adapter

It is very hard to turn, but it will come loose, a cut off allen wrench attached to a pipe works great, as there is no clearance to do it any other way. Have at it cause the allen bolt is pretty hefty.

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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This is an adapter block that connects to you engine. The chrysler designer didn't leave enough room to put on an oil filter so the put a 90 deg bracket on to miss the frame.

At the end of this adapter you will see a ,large looking bolt with a star insert. This is called a torx.
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Or you need to take to dealer.

Yes you are not crazy!. It is really leaking there.

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