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Old 11-19-2006, 12:09 PM   #11
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Brown and black should be normal...black being all the carbon that the oil is trapping. "By the right front tire" tells me passenger wheel, right? Front main oil seal, timing cover, oil pressure sending unit, filter, and adapter housing is there.

How is your oil pressure gauge reacting?

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the motor has 174,000 miles on it n i just had the harmonic blancer/crank sensor replaced would that have anything 2 do with the leak?
Very well could. Main seal could have been pinched, timing cover may not have all the bolts in it or bolts are loose, causing the seal to not be quite right.
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my pressure gauge is steady at 60 until i step on the gas and it goes up a bit, i just turned my car on and i noticed another leak on a black pan behind the starter :(
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Also check your PCV valve.
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my pressure gauge is steady at 60 until i step on the gas and it goes up a bit, i just turned my car on and i noticed another leak on a black pan behind the starter :(
Sounds like you just need to replace your oil pan gasket.
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how mush does it cost to replace an oil pan gasket?
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how mush does it cost to replace an oil pan gasket?
Make sure that is the problem before you go out and fix something that dosn't need it.
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I think the gasket itself may be 15 and change. Add new oil and filter and you are looking at about 35 bux.

Or maybe your pan bolts are loose. That has been known to happen too.
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what about the leaks next to the right front tire
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Front tire, isn't the oil filter in that area? Check and make sure the filter is tight - did you have an oil change right before you noticed the leaking?
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i got an oil change yesterday, how would i check 2 see if the filter is on tight?
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