Q: Oil leaking everywhere after Manifold replacement

asked by on

I recently had my manifold replaced. I know it was difficult as there was a bolt that rrally gave them trouble. It was broken off. After getting the car and driving approx 20 miles I noticed it smoking. I opened the hood and there was smoke near the manifold. I looked under the jeep and there is oil everywhere. It did not have this issue before taking it to the shop.

My car has 130000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Vanessa. Thanks for contacting us today. This is not a common problem that happens after replacing an intake manifold. If they had problems with a bolt, it’s likely that the manifold is not correctly torqued or secured - and is why you’re experiencing oil leaks. Unfortunately, this is not a repair our mobile mechanics can offer - so I would strongly recommend contacting this same shop as soon as possible to give them an opportunity to resolve this issue. If they refuse, please find a different mechanic repair shop or perhaps the dealership to fix this issue correctly. I would expect this to be a rather expensive repair, unfortunately.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Oil leaking everywhere after Manifold replacement

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: Second time on same wheel 4 or more of 6 lug nuts snapped off while driving

The problem may not be the hub or studs, but the rim. Look at the inside of the rim-centering hub to see if it has damage where it has not been seated properly or is unable to be seated. If...

Q: Only getting luke warm heat out my vents

Hello. The heater is a part of the vehicle's cooling system and uses the same fluid. The first thing I would do is check to make sure that the system is properly filled and bled. If any air gets trapped...

Q: My car jerks when im at a complete stop

Hi there. Assuming the brakes are fine and you are not referring to the car actually moving when it's stopped, this type of problem is typically associated with a fuel delivery or mixture issue. In some cases it can be...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...