Q: Oil leak and shaking

asked by on August 03, 2016

Oil is leaking on the left side of engine and is shaking what could this be

My car has 198000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The oil filter, filter housing, and the oil pressure switch is on the left or drivers side of the motor. The shaking can be from a problem with the camshaft’s tensioner and guides.

If the oil leak is on the other side of motor it may be coming from a leaking timing cover or damage from the timing chain.

I’d suggest having the leak isolated and the shaking checked to see if it is an engine mechanical issue or ignition related. A certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to carryout these checks and help you fix it accordingly. Best of luck.

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