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2003 Mazda Tribute Question: Replace oil pan gasket or oil pan?

 

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Visitor, 3.0L V6, Alvin, TX, June 03, 2011, 13:05

Dealership said my car was leaking oil. Had them diagnose, and found leak is from the oil pan gasket. They insist they have to change the entire oil pan ($600+) instead of just replacing the gasket. This doesn't sound right to me. Are they just trying to rip me off?

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    hemicuda June 03, 2011, 14:34
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    You can get a independent shop to give you a estimate as unless the oil pan is cracked it should just be a gasket that needs replacement, You can find a shop near you here www.repairpal.com/directory Sometimes the valve cover gaskets leak and drain down and looks like the pan is leaking, So get another opinion.

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