Q: Oil leaking all out under front end

asked by on January 01, 2017

All oil is leaking out onto front end on ground-hit pothole in street. Added new oil-all leaked out. Oil pan? Or crankshaft?

My car has 132000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Oil Pan Replacement $258.67 - $1218.39 Get a Quote

It sounds like the oil pan ruptured or tore from an impact. The crankshaft is above the pan and probably is not damaged however there is an oil pick up tube and screen assembly in the lower oil pan area and that will have to be checked for damage in case the pan was pushed into the oil pick up and it got damaged as well. The recommended service to repair this damage is oil pan replacement and that service can be scheduled at your convenience, right at your location. The responding certified mechanic will replace the pan and also advise you if anything else appears damaged due to hitting the pothole.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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

What others are asking

Why won't the starter motor engage and turn engine over. Also, the clutch pedal won't move and the clutch is partly engaged but slips.

If the clutch pedal is not moving and the clutch is partially applied, then the clutch release bearing may be damaged and the fork is jammed into the clutch forcing it to slip. For the no start condition on...

Speedometer isn't working

Hi. If your speedometer is not working, and your Check Engine Light this may be a sign that your speedometer sensor has failed. As the speedometer sensor is located in the transmission, underneath the vehicle, I would recommend having the...

Had back brakes replaced at Pep Boys. Now there's a squeeking sound coming from the rear. Also when I use my brakes it's not a sm

Hi there. When you hear a squeak shortly after replacing the brakes, it's commonly due to excessive brake dust trapped between the caliper and brake rotor. However, it is also possible that something is stuck or the pads installed are...

When I had my oil changed, dealer saw some leaking from the steering-said will have to have the 'rack' replaced @ $1500 sometime

The steering rack in your vehicle is connected to the tie rods and help stabilize the steering system. When there is slack in this or these become worn out, the rack will also put additional strain on your power steering...

So it hasn't been 3 months/3000 kilometer since I changed oil in my car and it is asking me to change it soon. Do I keep driving or change oil?

Unless you are using full synthetic engine oil with high mileage ratings, I recommend replacing the engine oil. Standard engine oil will burn up all of the additives (cleaning agents) between 2,500 to 3,000 miles or 120 hour of use....

Power steering failure 2005 Pontiac G6

Hello - this steering behavior does resemble the symptoms from that Recall (14V153000). The specific component that failed for your model was the "steering torque sensor" and should have been replaced as part of the Recall (Bulletin 14116 ). I...

Is Chevy Equinox 2006 worth replacing oil pan gasket? 198,000 miles

Hi there. Replacing the oil pan gasket is part of an engines life and part of a vehicle's maintenance. Every vehicle will eventually need to have the oil pan gasket replaced. Before you replace the oil pan gasket, look around...

How much will it cost to get the undercarriage repaired on a chevy corisca

The repair and refurbishment cost depends on the location and extent of the damage. In some circumstances, there is no economic repair available if the corrosion has proceeded too far. Usually, all of the brake, fuel, and vapor lines will...

Check Engine Light is on - code P0455

Hello. P0455 is the trouble code for a large leak detected by the evaporative emissions control system. The computer will set off this code if it detects a large leak in the evaporative emissions (EVAP) system. The EVAP emissions system...

Related articles

How Can Moisture Get Into an Ignition System?
All All ignition systems use electricity to crank and run the engine. This is true whether you have a conventional, electronic, or distributor-less ignition system. Water is the enemy of electricity and if it intrudes into the ignition system, it...
How Does Oil Lubricate an Engine?
Oil is an essential fluid in your car engine. Motor oil lubricates engine parts and prevents car overheating. Changing oil helps extend engine life.
When Should I Change My Oil?
Changing oil in your car needs to happen at specific intervals. Oil change intervals vary, but it's best to change oil every 3,000 to 7,000 miles.