2007 Hyundai Veracruz Q&A
2007 Hyundai Veracruz Question: After replacing the oil filter, oil leaks out of the filter. Why?
(not a mechanic) I have changed oil on this vehicle for the past 4.5 years using the same parts and oil brand. For the first time, however, I see that oil leaks out of the oil filter housing unit. All rubber gaskets have been replaced as I always do but for some reason, it seems that the oil is not contained in the oil filter housing unit. I thought it was a bad oil filter so I put in a new one but the results are the same. - solgee
Check to see if the old seal is attached to the filter housing, if two seals are present it will leak. - ccsmog
Does this vehicle have a canister type oil filter housing (ie.. paper filter instead of the more traditional metal style filter)? If it is the canister type with the paper filter, check the housing cap/cover (where the big o-ring seal fits into) for cracks or cross-threading. When you replaced the filter the second time, did you change the o-ring seals again with it? If not, it's worth a shot. Also, it's a VERY good idea to lube the o-rings with some engine oil before putting the housing cover back on. EDIT: just did some reading and found FRAM had a production run of O-rings that are too small and do not seal properly. If the oil is leaking between the housing cover and housing itself, I would try a different brand o-ring or better yet, one from the dealership. AND make sure to lube the o-ring with engine oil before re-installing the cap/cover. - Car Fixerer