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Q: Oil spill

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Why did my motor oil spill all out from the bottom of my car

My car has 20000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: This is a sign of an oil leak. There are m...

This is a sign of an oil leak. There are many places in your engine from where this may come from such as the oil pan, valve covers, timing cover and many other places. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your oil leak.

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