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Jeep Wrangler Engine Oil Leaks From Valve Cover, Oil Pan, and Timing Cover Gaskets

Jeep Wrangler Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009

Engines Affected: 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 4.0L 6 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 127,009 mi (38,500 mi - 250,000 mi)


Engine oil leaks from the valve cover gasket, oil pan gasket and timing cover gasket are common.

  • Visitor, , 4.0L 6 Cylinder, 89,000 mi

    Started noticing a burning smell, usually occurs approximately 1 mile/3 minutes after starting the vehicle, after stopping at the first stoplight. Smell comes and goes.

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  • Visitor, , 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 122,000 mi

    oil flowing from the right front top edge of the oil pan while engine is running

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  • Visitor, , 4.0L 6 Cylinder, 158,000 mi

    Leaking oil pan- rust damage- not repaired at this time

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  • Visitor, , 38,500 mi

    Oil leaking from timing cover, covered under extended warranty.

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  • Visitor, , 64,000 mi

    I am having the same problem. Trying to figure out how to fix it now. The place where I change my oil is telling me it will be expensive due to how you have to replace the gasket. BTW the oil pan gasket is what they are saying is leaking. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  • The_Dryden, , 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 240,000 mi

    The oil pressure sending unit was leaking which looked like an oil pan gasket leak. Realtivly easy fix for about $35

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  •  Rookie

    same problem was told that my Jeep is used very often and that is what cuases the leaks. My Jeep is driven everyday 30 to 40 miles. are you kidding me. Thought Jeep was reliable, built well. Way too many problems w/ my Jeep lately!

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