Average mileage: 106,078 (22,000–240,000)
Engine affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder
15 people reported this problem
Oil is leaking from what looks like the rear main but I had that replaced when I replaced the clutch and slave cylinder, leading me to believe its coming from the rear of the oil pan gasket near the tranny. It leaks while running but not when its shut off.
You do NOT need to pull out the motor. My Mechanic was able to slide the Oil pan out after the transmission was off. He did this the same time as he replaced my clutch and rear main seal. this is not a $1,100 repair as most Garages lead you to think..
It was just seepage for the last year, no real drip but then I moved to a higher elevation and the daily commute up the hill seems to have exacerbated it into a drip. It's hitting the exhaust pipe, so the truck smells like burning oil. Spots all over the driveway.
The oil pan gasket is allowing oil to drip along the front and sides of the oil pan all the way back to the transmission housing. Started around 39,000 miles and is at around 78,000 now. Leaks enough to leave a couple drips where you have parked.