Oil Leak in front of engine on 2005 Saturn Vue

Anyone else with oil leak? how common is it? My leak shorted out my starter ($200) for the lack of replacement of the $6 seal.

by in Charlotte, NC on February 03, 2009
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ANSWER by on February 04, 2009
I am not aware of any specfic oil leak problems with the 2.2L engine. Oil leaks however, can happen with any engine and should check out as soon as they are noticed to prevent further damage. Tell us which seal was replaced and let's see if anyone else out there has had the same problem.
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COMMENT by on June 06, 2010
when the 2.2 engine was designed the factory head gasket did not completely cover a oil hole between the head and the engine block. This was a factory defect that should have been recalled. most people think it is a rear main leak or oil filter leak which may possibly be, but not likely. check to see if oil is running down from head onto ground. If so, replacing the head factory gasket with a new gasket which compensates for the defective factory gasket should fix the problem. Edit Your Reply
ANSWER by on August 31, 2009
I have a 3.5 L engine and have a leak at the front of the engine. Just got the oil changed and still leaking. What did you replace?
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ANSWER by on March 15, 2010
I have a 2004 Saturn Vue. I have an oil leak from the air conditioner seal. 3.5 L 6 cyl Does anyone know about have much it cost to replace the seal and labor?
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ANSWER by on March 15, 2010
Bluevue, It is very uncommon anymore to repair an air conditioning compressor, even if it is just a seal leak. Please use the RepairPal estimator to find out the cost to replace the A/C compressor on your 2005 Saturn Vue, here is the link - http://repairpal.com/estimator.
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COMMENT by on June 06, 2010
when the 2.2 engine was designed the factory head gasket did not completely cover a oil hole between the head and the engine block. This was a factory defect that should have been recalled. most people think it is a rear main leak or oil filter leak which may possibly be, but not likely. check to see if oil is running down from head onto ground. If so, replacing the head factory gasket with a new gasket which compensates for the defective factory gasket should fix the problem.
ANSWER by on June 26, 2010
having same problem and replaced started 2 times is it really just a $6.00 seal and where does it go?
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