Q: Oil pan leaking

asked by on January 21, 2016

The oil pan in my car is leaking. What is the problem?

When an oil pan starts to leak the cause would be the oil pan gasket. This is a thin piece of metal/rubber that fits between the bottom of the engine block and the top of the oil pan. When all the oil pan bolts are tightened down, the gasket prevents oil from leaking. After being on the vehicle for a long time, the rubber will start to crack and can cause leaks. I would recommend having your oil pan gasket replaced by a quality technician, such as one from YourMechanic.

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