Problem Description and Possible Solution
The engine may develop an oil leak from the lower crankcase portion of the engine block. Our technicians tell us that the engine must be removed from the vehicle to properly repair this oil leak.
Average mileage: 125,346 (50,000–197,000)
11 model years affected: 1993
, more1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
29 people reported this problem
First I noticed some oil spray on the underbody at 65,000 miles, and after another 6 months started to get an identifiable drip. Later found out that this is a common problem with this engine.
Now it leaks a little more, but not excessively if the oil level is kept on the low side. Never did fix it, and haven't yet had the urge to pay for the repair or fix it myself ... ( it's only been 14 years ).