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Where is the most common oil leak at front of engine?

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  • rps7678 May 03, 2010

    It's not those areas. I think it's leaking somewhere near the right front tire at the front of engine. The belt slings oil on the alternator and trans cooler lines. I just can't pin down where.

  • Joe Pinette Dec 03, 2011

    Were you able to find source of your leak. My Vibe is leaking same way.

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Common area's would be the oil filter and the oil pressure sending unit just above the oil filter on your Vibe.
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Posted on May 03, 2010

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    Harvey N Tawatao May 04, 2010

    Check your power steering pump fluid, one of your power steering lines my be leaking.

    Keep me posted, be glad to help you find your leak.


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SOURCE: Oil Leak on engine drips down from oil filter

i had the same issue. turned out to just be a plasic o ring cracked. theres a metal line that runs out from the mounting area of the oil filter next to the oil pressure sending unit that is for cooling oil (youll have to get the air box out of the way to access it). disconnet that line and there it is. i looked all over to try and find a plastic o ring and no one had it. i slapped a plain ole rubber o ring on there and WA LA! no more oil stains on my drive way.

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