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Re: OIL LEAK 2002 dodge intrepid
It realy would be best to get it up on ramps to find out where the leak is.
Did it start at the same time as the flat tyre - i.e. did you go over something? if so, it may have stressed the steering (if power steering) and caused a seal failure. Or it may be that the sump has recieved a blow, causing the sump pan seal to leak a bit - or even crack.
If the oil is black - it's probably the sump, if lighter in colour, it is probably steering rack fluid or brake fluid.
Check the oil levels to see which one it is. If there is a large leak, or the brake fluid or steering fluid is leaking, the car is best recovered for repair, as driving it is dangerous.
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Because there are also cam seals & valve cover gaskets which could leak. (Both at top part of engine( Usually if you hot steam clean engine--restart engine--watch closely & may see where oil starts to leak again.
First thing i would do is degrease the whole engine, with oil leaks there hard to detect when the engine is very dirty, after you clean the engine and its free of all oil take it for a short drive when you get back home inspect the whole engine on the driver side and see where the fresh oil is coming from remember oil leaks downward and blows rearward when your driving so a leak on the valve cover in the front of the engine could eventually look like an oil pan leak after its been leaking for awhile if you still cant detect where the oil is coming from go to an autoparts store and ask them for detection dye, its a dye that you add to you engine oil and its used to detect leaks use a black light and then you can be very sure where the oil is coming from.
It sounds like you have a leak. Diagnose where the leak is coming from. Check for coolant leakage at your water pump, at both ends of your radiator hoses, and the transmission coolant line. You may also want to replace your Thermostat just in case it's locked in the closed position.
lets see if we cant get you some help here, you say you installed a new oil pan gasket and tightened all the bolts to spec. did you clean the mating surfaces completely and use a gasket sealer i.e high tack, gasket may have slipped when reinstalling could be on the end of pan, have you pin-pointed the spot where it is leaking from? you might run a dye test on it. could be leak coming from above running down disguising itself. not sure what steps you have already taken. if you could let me know so i can help you more. thank you again, and you and i will get you leak fixed