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2000 Mazda 626 Question: I THINK I HAVE A OIL LEAK, WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO FIND N FIX IT?

 

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LIL BRO, Brandon, FL, October 23, 2009, 12:22
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I HAVE ADD OIL TO MY CAR LIKE EVERY OTHER DAY? HOW CAN I FIND THE LEAK AND FIX IT?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, October 23, 2009, 14:08
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    If you have a leak this large, it should be fairly obvious as to where it's coming from. If there is too much oil and dirt around the area of the leak, then you can add fluorescent dye to the oil, let it run, then use a black light to find the leak.

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    LIL BRO, October 23, 2009, 15:49
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    THATS THE POINT ITS LEAKIN OUT TO THE GROUND ARE ANY WHERE THAT I CAN SEE...IS THERE ANOTHER WAY TO FINDOUT WHATS GOING ON.

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    Bret Bodas, October 23, 2009, 15:52
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    I'm having a hard time understanding you. Can you see the oil leaking?

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    LIL BRO, October 23, 2009, 15:57
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    NO I CANT SEE NO OIL NO WHERE BUT I CONTINUOUSLY HAVE TO ADD OIL AT LEAST 3 TIMES A WEEK.

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    Bret Bodas, October 23, 2009, 15:58
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    Is there any smoke coming from the tailpipe?

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    LIL BRO, October 23, 2009, 16:00
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    YES. AND IF IT HAS NOT BEEN DRIVEN FOR AWHILE WHEN I START IT UP ITS REAL HEAVEY AND SMOKES LIKE THAT FOR AWHILE.

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    Bret Bodas, October 23, 2009, 16:06
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    Sounds like the oil is leaking into the engine cylinders. This is due to bad valve stem seals, piston rings or a plugged PCV System. You'll need to get this checked out by a shop to see what is wrong. There's a good chance the engine is worn out and will need to have major repairs performed, but only a proper diagnosis will reveal what is needed.
    Good Luck sorry for the bad news.

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    LIL BRO, October 23, 2009, 16:09
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    DAM THAT SUCKS. BUT THAKS. WHY I GOT YOU HERE, I HEAR A SQUEAKIN SQUEALIN NOSE WHEN I TURN ON MY AC IS THAT A SIGN OF THE AIR COMPRESSER GOING OUT ON ME.

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    burtbe, February 22, 2011, 05:36
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    Check your belts. This car has two belts one for the alternator / water pump.The other drives the A/C and power steering.There is no backup belt for the water pump so when the one belt breaks and the car is not stopped your engine will overheat quickly since the head is made of alumium. Anytime you hear a loud squeak when you start it up or turn on the air con have the belts checked ASAP. It might just be a matter of tightening them to the correct tension.

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    October 23, 2009, 20:17
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    if you can see oil leaking on the floor .. and it is near the front of the engine , by the timimg belt cover , more than likely the oil pump o rong is leaking ,not too big of a job to fix ...

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    Visitor, July 06, 2010, 16:12

    its just a lilbit oil but it dont leak eveyday

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