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Old 15 May 2013, 06:24 pm
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So I just bought this PT GT 2003, a few days ago. I really like the car, but it has a small engine oil leak somewhere on the passenger side that has me worried.

Its almost impossible to actually see anything inside the engine bay from the top.
The leak is slow and only heppens when ive been driving it, there will be 4-5 drops of oil on my driveway.
I've been looking on here and im deathly affraid that its the crank shaft seal, any ideas?

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Old 15 May 2013, 06:28 pm
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UGH! Without actually getting it up and crawling underneath it would be difficult to give you any suggestions. Now the oil filter itself is towards the passenger side as is the oil pan bolt.

Mine, just about 6 months ago blew the main seal, and happily my car has lifetime drivetrain warranty so it would have cost me $740 but cost me zero. Similar leak situation, 5 to 6 drops on the driveway everytime I get home and park it after driving.
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Old 15 May 2013, 06:39 pm
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When you say main seal are you talking about the crankshaft? I was down there the other day and could see where the oil filter was at. There is oil on the device furthest toward the front with a pulley on it im guessing is the AC condenser? But im not sure.

I have to get the timing belt replaced as well just so i sleep better at night it has around 105k on it.

Im just at the point now where I want to diagnose the issue and if its the crank shaft that is out of spec. I might just want to sell the thing now and save myself the 1k on the timing belt work.

I love this car so I hope the oil leak is easy.
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When you say main seal are you talking about the crankshaft? I was down there the other day and could see where the oil filter was at. There is oil on the device furthest toward the front with a pulley on it im guessing is the AC condenser? But im not sure.

I have to get the timing belt replaced as well just so i sleep better at night it has around 105k on it.

Im just at the point now where I want to diagnose the issue and if its the crank shaft that is out of spec. I might just want to sell the thing now and save myself the 1k on the timing belt work.

I love this car so I hope the oil leak is easy.
Actually on mine it was the 'rear main seal' and the only way to get to it was to drop the tranny.
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Old 15 May 2013, 09:34 pm
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Well the oil is deff on the passenger side. Not really sure what seals are over there. I will be taking the tire off and inner fender guards soon to tighten a squeaky alternator belt maybe I will be able to get a better look.
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Old 16 May 2013, 03:24 pm
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Ok im a retard. Its power steering fluid.
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Old 16 May 2013, 03:34 pm
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I replaced the crank seal when I did the timing belt.
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i think my power steering is on the drivers side well in the ststes anyway
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Old 17 May 2013, 12:35 am
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im in the states. But the power steering pump is on the serpentine belt on the passenger side.
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im in the states. But the power steering pump is on the serpentine belt on the passenger side.
I assume he was referring to the pressure valve or hoses on the rack. You also have hoses on the radiator as well as the pump.
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