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Old 01-24-2013, 02:03 PM   #1
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Oil Leak

So I noticed I have a scrape on the front end of my oil pan. This happened to me before so I replaced the oil pan and the front struts but it seems that its hitting the sway bar. Am I missing something here? And no I don't drive erratically but the city streets are bumpy but not a lot

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I can't see it..
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There you go.
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U sure the bolt is tight? From the pic it looks like the oil is coming from there.
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U sure the bolt is tight? From the pic it looks like the oil is coming from there.
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Yea its tight. I can see why you guys think that but idk if you guys can see the scrape right underneath and on the bolt itself
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It looks like the plug bolt isnt seating right. That may mean the hole was deformed. Check the plastic gasket on the bolt after draining the oil to see if it is damaged. If it looks ok and still leaks you will probably have to replace the pan to stop it.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:44 PM   #9
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Or clean up the pan some n use some jb weld if u have a crack or anything. Summin to get u by till u get another pan or have that one fixed the right way.
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Thanks guys but I'm trying to figure out why the oil pan is hitting the sway bar
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Thanks guys but I'm trying to figure out why the oil pan is hitting the sway bar
It shouldn't be unless the sway bar is bent or maybe the motor mounts are shot n the rubber is gone out of em causing the motor to sit lower.
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It shouldn't be unless the sway bar is bent or maybe the motor mounts are shot n the rubber is gone out of em causing the motor to sit lower.
My mounts went bad causing my engine to do the same thing its easy to check too.
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My mounts went bad causing my engine to do the same thing its easy to check too.
And fairly easy to change them. It sounds intimidating with lifting the motor by the oil pan and all, but, all in all not too bad!
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Mine leaks oil from the bolt/ plug. It could be that.
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To check the motor mounts put it in drive, hold the brake down, then give it some gas. Then do the same procedure in reverse. This will check both motor mounts. If the motor torques a lot then u need new ones.
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