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Saturn Vue Engine Oil Leak From Valve Cover Gaskets

Saturn Vue Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2002, 2003

Engines Affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 3.0L V6, 4 Cylinder, 6 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 137,633 mi (88,000 mi - 219,000 mi)


The engine valve cover gaskets may develop and engine oil leak. A burning smell may be noted from the engine area if the type of leak were to occur.

  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 122,000 mi

    i have an oil leak an do not know were it is coming from.I had the valve covers changed an the leak remains a problem.

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6

    I have a 2003 vue v6 3.0 and when I changed the spark plugs the holes where full of oil from both valve cover gaskets leaking. car didn't use oil but smelt like burning oil when you shut it off.

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  • Visitor, , 6 Cylinder, 88,000 mi

    My 2003 Vue was leaking oil on the garage floor and I could smell burning oil after driving. Took to a certified mechanic and they said the valve gaskets needed replaced. I had them do the work. Notice car was still leaking just as much oil on the floor after repair. Called and they took a second look and said the oil filter housing was cracked and that was probably the problem all along. They replaced the oil filter housing. One month later I still have an oil leak. Does any one have any idea what I should do next. I am tired of spending money and not having the car fixed.

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 180,000 mi

    Burning smell then smoke coming from front and exhaust pipe. I had the Valve Cover Gasket replaced but it kept leaking so they replaced it again a week later. it seemed fixed for the past 8 months but now that the weather is getting colder it is leaking again and seems like I need to have gasket replaced again. Why does this keep happening? Is it not being fixed correctly?

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  • Visitor, , 6 Cylinder, 98,000 mi

    oil leaks and gets on the hot exhaust. creating fumes. getting worst now.

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  • Visitor, , 6 Cylinder, 90,000 mi

    oil drips from valve cover onto exhaust causing burning oil smell.

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  • Visitor, , 4 Cylinder, 167,710 mi

    Check engine light and burning smell with some smoke from under the hood

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 100,000 mi

    Valve cover gaskets leaking like crazy.

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 185,000 mi

    I smell burnt oil from under the hood after I have driven and stopped the car. There are also drops of oil on driveway where I park. It is not alot of oil but it has my "service engine soon" light on.

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 140,000 mi

    Valve cover oil leak dripping on manifold exhaust.

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