Why does oil leak from filter cap on Hybrid 2005 Escape? Filter was replace and new O rings installed, but still leaks

Asked by Dec 27, 2011 at 06:01 PM about the 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I bought the car used with 80,000 miles, had been dealer serviced.  I changed the oil and filter, required removal of canister and insertion of filter and new o rings.  The leak appears to be from the drain plug which screws into the filter housing and is removed with a hex wrench.  I torque it tight but slow leak continues when engine is running. Anyone else have this problem?

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check for a crack,is alliminum and may have been tighten to tight.

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