[200q20v] Leak

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Thu Dec 28 17:39:28 EST 2000

Chris rounded up the usual suspects, and any of them could be at fault. But
my bet is on tranny oil from a leaking passenger-side differential shaft
oil seal. These seals (including driver's side and input shaft) are
well-known weaknesses in  our cars. The archives should have a write-up on
replacement of the output shaft seals. A few hours for a first-timer but
shouldn't be more than an hour's labor at a qualified shop. The seals cost
a few dollars.


At 4:44 PM -0500 12/28/00, C1J1Miller at aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated Thu, 28 Dec 2000  3:43:38 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>Mpl20020vtq at aol.com writes:
><<   I seem to have developed a leak on the passenger side of my engine on my
>200q20v.  I noticed a slight smell of burning oil.  I haven't had a chance to
>crawl under and find its exact location but it is getting on the passenger
>side cat.  I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar leak.  The
>transmission and area around the cv joint are damp on the passenger side.  I
>can't see anywhere on the engine where the oil is coming from.  Is it
>transmission oil?  The bottom of the transmission is damp.  There hasn't been
>a puddle anywhere that I've parked.  No noticable drop in oil level.  Any
>help or suggestions would be appriciated.  Thanks.
>Michael Lynch
>91 200q20v
>86 4kq
> >>
>Mike:  there's several sources for oil. first, determine what kind of oil;
>engine, transmission, or pentosin.
>Engine oil:  there's the valve cover gasket, and the valve for the crank
>transmission oil:  there's a small plate held on with small 10mm? bolts
>around there; it may be loose and leaking.  Tighten the bolts a bit; not sure
>of torque, but it's not a lot.
>Pentosin:  dripping off the rack, or off one of the hoses leading to the rack.

Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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