SOURCE OF OIL LEAK ON MY 2000 SATURN SL1 SOHC

Asked by May 27, 2014 at 12:28 AM about the 2000 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL1 Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

THE LEAK IS COMING FROM THE FRONT [BELT] SIDE OF THE
MOTOR BUT THE BELT IS SLINGING THE OIL EVERYWHERE. IS
THERE A COMMON PROBLEM WITH THESE MOTORS AND WHERE
SHOULD I LOOK FIRST. I GO THROUGH A QQUART EVERY TWO
WEEKS.

9 Answers

9,685

If its a top of motor it is cam seal...bottom of motor is crank seal

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9,685

Cam seal in most can be replaced fairly easy..but crank seal is a major job.

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^how bad is the fix on either

9,685

Top cam seal can be repaired by removing valve cover remove cam pulley and its right there for the taking ,take small screw driver pry out replace new one...Crank seal you have remove the crank ,maybe pull motor to do it.

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9,685

of course you have to remove timing belt also.

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^thanks but ugh eh what a bummer just got this thing a few months ago

9,685

May be top cam seal..if ya lucky ,,good luck with it

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1,525

Try consolidating all of your random comments into one post, "Top"ShadeTree. The leak is most likely coming from the valve cover. Spray the area down with carb/brake clean and track down the leak. However, most of your oil is probably being burnt, as Saturns are well known for consuming oil due to stuck oil control rings. Even if you do find the leak, you'll discover it will only reduce the oil loss by a small amount.

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