Oil Leak Diagnosis Cost

Oil Leak Diagnosis Estimate (National Average)

$88
to
$111
Validated estimate range for national average.

The average cost for a Oil Leak Diagnosis is between $88 and $111. Labor costs are estimated between $88 and $111 while parts are priced between $0 and $0. Get a personalized estimate based on your location and specific car. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.

Parts & Labor Breakdown
Labor: $88 - $111
Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Best Practices

Fluid leaks tend to move in a downward and rearward direction. Therefore, oil leaking under the rear of the engine may have originated at the upper front engine area. One way a shop avoids misdiagnosing oil leaks is to use oil detection dye that helps to pinpoint the exact source of the leak.

Common Symptoms

There are several systems that can leak oil. Each fluid tends to be a different color, which can help to identify the leaking system.

  • Engine oil tends to be brown or black. It can be an amber color if it's new oil 
  • Power steering fluid can be many colors: clear, brown, green or red 
  • Automatic transmission fluid is reddish in color 
  • Engine coolant is green, red, orange, or clear. It has a watery consistency different from oil 

If engine oil is found leaking after an oil change, have the shop re-check to make sure that the oil filter and drain plug were properly installed.

Common Misdiagnoses

Fluid leaks tend to move in a downward and rearward direction. Therefore, oil leaking under the rear of the engine may have originated at the upper front engine area. One way a shop avoids misdiagnosing oil leaks is to use oil detection dye that helps to pinpoint the exact source of the leak.

This is a national average for all makes and models, but you can make it more accurate by adding your car info and ZIP.
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