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Engine Oil Leak From Front Crankshaft Seal on Chevrolet Malibu

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Vehicles with a V6 engine may develop an oil leak from the front crankshaft seal. Our technicians tell us a revised front crankshaft seal is available to correct this concern.

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Chevrolet Malibu Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 83,126 (33,000–175,000)
Engines affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 3.5L V6
4 model years affected: 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012
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Engine started leaking oil at about 54000 miles when car was 9-1/2 years old. The shop I use diagnosed a leaking front crankshaft seal and said it was a known problem. Replaced it with a revised seal. No oil leak issues since.
Oil started leaking, and took car into the dealership where it was purchased. The dealership sent it to the GM dealer to get diagnosed. The car will be fixed at the GM dealership. Thank God for warranties.
Engine roars loudly increasing with increase in speed oil leak noted on garage floor
Front crank seal is leaking it's been replaced once about three thousand miles ago it leaks around a half a court a day
Thought it was a transmission leak, but diagnosed as an engine Ieak. 7 hour job, glad I have a warranty.
After driving the car the oil leeks out. But If i let it sit for 24 hours no oil leek.