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2006 PT Severe oil leakage

Discussion in 'PT Cruiser' started by HEMI-Joe, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. HEMI-Joe

    HEMI-Joe Member

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    What the usual culprit causing severe oil leakage ?.
    After driving it, I park it, and a puddle developes almost immediately, the size of 12" round.

    Oil filter tight, not leaking from oil pan or plug.

    Most usual ?? Seems like coming from plastic timing cover at bottom, then covers the splash then the ground.

    Crankshaft Position Sensor, Oil Pressure Sensor ??

    Any help appreciated. Thanks, HEMI-Joe
     
  2. Bob Lincoln

    Bob Lincoln "CHECK FAULT CODES"
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    Oil seal has blown out, either at the crankshaft or camshaft. Timing belt will be soaked and need replacement, too.
     
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  3. chuzz

    chuzz Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Bob. The leak is on the wrong side of the engine to be the OPS. Unless you're a DIY mechanic, this is going to be an expensive repair. Timing belt jobs on the PT's around here run from about $1,000 to $1,500. I talked to a guy a couple of months ago that has a very nice customized PT that told me he just paid $1,500 to get his timing belt, water pump and center motor mount replaced. YIKES!
     
  4. peterjon1

    peterjon1 Well-Known Member

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    Well, my 2.4 Stratus died because of the oil seal. Caused by the thrust washer failing, allowing the crank to move back and forth. A lot. Don't be surprised if your engine is toast. I hope you have caught it in time to avoid that catastrophe.
     

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