Oil leak

Asked by Aug 13, 2017 at 04:19 PM about the 2004 Subaru Forester XS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

If my oil separator plate is faulty and
leaking will you be coming out from just
above the power steering rack?

2 Answers


that plate is hidden by the front diff housing, I believe on the passenger side, sort of below the access hole below the throttle body. So probably in the middle at the bottom of the diff. I would wipe down everything underneath and look at it after a drive, short/long idk depends on the leak. I think my 04 is leaking at the oil pump :/ but it's been that way for years. on my TDL


Good one, Walt. Note that front oil pump oil leak is usually a cracked o-ring; but if not, you could try a bottle of oil stop-leak to expand the original o-ring. Usually works....

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