Q: Car still leaking oil after oil pan gasket change

asked by on

Hi, 2 weeks I got the oil pan gasket changed due to oil leak. The car was leaving spots and the leak was obvious. It seems better now, but I still observe the car leaving spots on the driver's side (link to a photo https://db.tt/ttNRU64f). Do you think this is the same issue or is it the transmission? Thanks, Jan

My car has 99000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Looking at the picture, if you look at the transmission pan you will see the red transmission fluid leaking down. This was a great picture and showed the problem perfectly. You should have the transmission pan gasket changed and the fluid refilled. Please note of any transmission problems before any work is done, since the repair will only stop a leak and not fix any other problems you may have with the transmission.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car still leaking oil after oil pan gasket change

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car will only reverse, and the key got stuck

Hello. It sounds like your ignition switch may have failed. This is a common problem with your type of car and most GM vehicles. I would typically use a voltage meter to test the switch. If the switch is not...

Q: Q: Car keeps dying

There are several situations that can cause your concern. A common failure is the crankshaft position sensor which tells the computer how fast the engine is spinning and calculates ignition timing. A clogged fuel filter can restrict fueling and a...

Q: Hello there, I was wondering if I would need to add a manual transmission if I add a twin turbo to my automatic car.

I recommend keeping your transmission in your vehicle that it is designed for. If you plan on putting in a Twin Turbo setup, then the transmission will hold up to the changes. Automatic transmissions are designed to take more abuse...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.