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Common signs include puddles of oil under the car, leaks around the oil drain plug, and visible damage to the oil pan.
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My new battery is dead after only a week.
You may have a parasitic draw. This is when something is draining the battery while the car is off. Enlist the help of a YourMechanic technician to use a digital multimeter to test your vehicle for a parasitic draw. If...
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Battery keeps getting drained on a 1990 Mazda Miata
The first thing you'd want to do is have your alternator checked. It could be that the alternator is not charging the battery. It sounds pretty typical to me. If it's not that, you have a really bad wiring harness...
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Is a manual transmission check plug the same thing as a drain plug
Hello there, thanks for writing in. You can go ahead and try to add the drain plugs. I am pretty sure they are the same size on these transmissions.
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Oil leaking around oil plug
The most likely causes of this issue would be a faulty drain plug gasket or a loose drain plug. I would recommend having a qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, come to inspect your vehicle to diagnose the oil...
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Hi Ben, there was no leakage before I went for an oil change. The service center replace a nut at the oil pan and its leaking oil
If you went to a service center, in all probability the work that they performed is covered under a warranty of some sort. Additionally, if you paid by credit card, for sure you are covered if you have encountered a...
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My car has been stripped off of drain plug and my oil is leaking to my motor
If the oil drain plug is stripped, there are several ways of dealing with that. In the best case scenario, the damaged socket can be rethreaded and the plug replaced with an oversize. But this is not always possible. There...
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Most of my lights on the dashboard besides engine light are lit up and also there is a little moisture around the transfer case and oil plug.
The dash lights could be on for a loose or broken ground wire to the chassis. Check all of the ground wires on the chassis and make sure that they are tight and clean. The moisture on the transfer case...
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the oil pan drain plug head is rounded off to remove the plug are the threads clockwise or counter clouckwise?
To remove the drain plug, turn the plug counter-clockwise. You may need to use a "bolt-out" type socket to grip what remains of the head. In the event that the internal (in pan) threads are damaged and you need a...
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how to replace a oil pan gasket on a 2000 chevy silverado
Oil pan and/or pan gasket replacement on this vehicle has to be performed with the Factory Service Manual in hand. There are just simply too many steps, and too much detail to re-count it all here, not to mention the...

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