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Old 04-21-2006, 03:54 PM   #1
ulei eagle
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Just noticed the little lady's wagon was due for an oil change, & when I looked underneath the car I saw the entire front underside dirty with oil. Now, I plan on changing the oil/filter [& replacing the drain plug metal washer when I do], then cleaning off the underside with degreaser/cleaner so that I can see what the source of the oil is.
My question is: on a '97 2.2L engine [with A/T] are there any spots I should keep an eye on as possible oil leak areas?
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Old 04-21-2006, 04:19 PM   #2
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Oil pump and front crank seal are prime suspects on EJ motors. To verify the oil is coming from here, if you remove the center timing belt cover, you can see if the crank seal is leaking, and if you remove the driver's side cover (RH) you can see if the oil pump is leaking.

For the oil pump, you'll want to get the little o-ring from the dealer and reseal it with silicone, I believe. The front crank seal is easy. Make sure to do both of these while you're in there as they're right next to each other and it will be a lot more labor down the road if you don't.

You might as well replace the timing belt while you're in there. Any oil on it can deteriorate and you don't want that snapping while you're driving around. I suggest getting an OEM one with timing marks, it makes setting your timing accurately MUCH easier.

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Old 04-21-2006, 06:44 PM   #3
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Since I'll be burning the midnight oil at work tonight, I don't have acess to the car or my repair manual until tomorrow: how hard is it to get at/remove the center timing belt cover & the driver's side cover?
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:59 PM   #4
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Since I'll be burning the midnight oil at work tonight, I don't have acess to the car or my repair manual until tomorrow: how hard is it to get at/remove the center timing belt cover & the driver's side cover?
TTT, i wanna know this aswell
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:14 AM   #5
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To pull the center TB section....
-remove both accessory belts
-pull crank pulley
-remove center cover

How hard is it?, it can be a ~10 minute deal, or an hour plus. A lot depends on your skill level and tools.
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