Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Oil leak

asked by on

If my valve cover gaskets and 4 rear cam seals are replaced, where could other leaks be coming from?

My car has 173000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Oil leaks can be external or internal. Internal oil leaks often occur at the valve stem oil seals and/or the valve guides as well as at worn piston rings. External leaks not already included in your list include the spark plug tube seals, PCV grommet, oil pressures sensor, crankshaft seals, oil pan seal, head gasket, and so forth. Oil leaks should be repaired because leaking oil can damage external engine components such as rubber motor mounts. If you want the source of all oil leaks identified and the repair estimated, simply request an oil leak diagnostic. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic.

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: Honda Recall notice

Unfortunately warranty related things can only be handled by the dealership. This is because they need to carefully document the findings to report back to Honda whether or not your vehicle needs the repair. I would get this in as...

Q: On interstate, engine died, idled, no power

Your 2008 Kia Amanti may have the failed TPS and a reprogram of the ECM, but as far as a recall, there is not one and you cannot just have it claimed as a recall unless there is one for...

Q: Car cuts out when changing gears from fourth to second

Hi There, Your water pump and fan belt replacement should not have anything to do with this at all. What you are describing sounds like a faulty transmission control module or speed sensor. A faulty transmission control module may cause...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
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...