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The housing around the oil filter is leaking on the top of the motor on my moms pontiac grand am 2.2 4 cyclinder. it leaks from the top cap that u have to remove to change the oil filter and i cant find a rubber seal for it.

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You have to find that rubber gasket of it will not seal and the pressure will force the oil out and soon the engine will seize. Shut that car down until you find that gasket or go get another filter and put it on with the gasket. Recheck the oil level after you do this too so you know how much oil to add.

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