I have a 2002 VW Passat, oil is leaking oil where could it be coming from ?

Asked by Apr 29, 2015 at 09:19 AM about the 2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The check engine light on and there's oil on the ground. Where could it be coming from ?

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Could be multiple area's, you will need to get under the car and open the hood to find the leak. Could be oil plug, oil filter area, or any one of the gaskets, etc. Then scan the car for the OBDii codes that exist in the system since the CEL is on.

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Degreasing the engine and then monitoring to see where the source of the leak is best. Most common on this engine would be valve cover gaskets, cam tensioner gaskets, and cam bore plugs. Sometimes the oil cooler seal cracks from age, too.

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