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Q: Engine oil leak

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There is a pretty severe oil leak in one side of the engine. Any way this is a simple fix? Have you seen this in other mountaineers? Your help is appreciated.

My car has 125000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2007 Mercury Mountaineer. This is a fairly common issue on many cars. Your car is equipped with a V-8 motor which has two separate "sides" of the motor where the cylinder heads are located. Oil leaks can be common near or around these as they have a valve cover on top of them where the valve train components are. Valve cover gaskets are a common source of oil leaks which would cause it to leak possibly from only one side. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to diagnose and repair your valve cover gasket.

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