Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Leaking oil out of the front..not from the blow by hose

asked by on

When the engine is runnin it will accumulate a puddle of oil under neath the vehicle it's coming from somewhere in the front... It's not from the blow by it around the water pump

My car has 177000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 to leak puddles of oil while the engine is running. The most common causes are the oil pan gasket, front crankshaft seal, crankcase breather or valve cover gaskets. An oil leak this large needs immediate attention and the vehicle should not be driven until the oil leak has been resolved. A qualified Technician such as one from YourMechanic will be able to diagnose your oil leak issues and make any repairs required.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 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!

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: Warning lights still on 2001 Pontiac Grand Am

Hi there - the next level of diagnostics are going to be required - specifically the ABS system. (Top level OBD II codes aren't enough here) I suspect you have a wheel speed sensor that is dirty or malfunctioning. These...

Q: No fire after changing injectors... What could be the problem?

Check to be sure there are no leaks in the return line. A leak in this can cause air to get into the injection pump causing no-start issues. There is a rubber hose on the back of the injection pump...

Q: Gas is leaking from fuel tank

Hey there. If your fuel tank is rusted to the point of leaking fuel, then you will need to have the fuel tank replaced. As rust spreads, it will leak worse every day and when there is no fuel leaking...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
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...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.