Having problems with your Chevrolet Cavalier ?

Oil is leaking from car, but there doesnt seem to be oil on the motor.

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 21-05-2018

Answers :

Put a clean sheet of something under the car, let it drip onto that a little. The drops will be right below where the drops fall off the engine.

Find that point on the engine, then follow the trail of wet oil to find the source. Unless it is leaking where there is a lot of air blowing the leaked oil around, the leak will be at the highest point of wetness.

Once you have found that point, clean the engine with engine degreaser, a brush, and elbow grease, let it dry, then run the engine a little to verify that you have found the leaking point.

That's where your repair will need to be made.

HI. This may be a oil pan gasket issue. The gasket is facing downward towards the ground, so the leaking oil in this area would not necessarily touch the enigne block. It would actually run down the sides of the bottom section of the oil pan and the rim areas. Also; make sure that it is indeed engien oil. It may be transmission fluid or power sterring fluid, as well. Raise the vehicle or slide under the frame to take a closer look at the oil and transmissin pans to locate the actual leak point.

In most cases of this nature, it will be either the transmission pan gasket or oil pan gasket that will be the culprit.

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