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I notice oil on some bolts on my oil pan,, where could it be coming from and how do you stop an oil leak? Any sealer I can buy at auto store?

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An oil pan gasket is what you will need to stop this leak for it is leaking around the bolts. This is common to all oil pan bolts when they get old

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  1. timing cover is leaking oil betwwen cover and block
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Remove the drive belt(s), fan and fan shroud. If equipped, remove the accessory drive belt pulley.
  4. Remove the vibration damper retaining bolt and washer. Remove the vibration damper using a suitable puller.
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  11. Remove the crankshaft seal oil seal from the cover by prying it out with a suitable tool.

To install:

  1. Install a new seal in the timing cover using a suitable seal installation tool.
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Remove the drain plug and drain the oil.(discard the oil). You will see a number of bolts securing the pan. Using the proper box wrench remove all the bolts.

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8. Start with front of oil pan tighten each bolts going around oil pan till all are tighten up.
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  2. Raise the vehicle and support safely with jackstands.
  3. Drain the crankcase of oil.
  4. Remove the attaching bolts securing the oil pan to the engine.
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  2. Raise the vehicle and support safely with jackstands.
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  6. Install brackets for A/C compressor line and water pump inlet tube.
  7. If equipped with a manual transaxle, fasten the air injection tube.
  8. Install the starter and cable.
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  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
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The leak is coming from the pan ??
Maybe the leak is traveling to the pan seal area from somewhere else ?
Did you scape off the stuck-on old gaskit on trani and pan ?
Its customary to use gaskit sealer on both sides of the new gaskit..

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