Close
QUESTIONS

RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Q: Oil Leak on 1999 Acura TL

Rookie cbe0621eac06868b3efe0d8d1d3611e23c60d3114864ea2ec19a68cfbd3eebab
I went to the acura dealership and was given a diagnostic. It said that I had an oil leak and that the oil pump needed to be replaced. I wasn't able to see any appreciable difference in the oil levels after an oil change, though. When I went to an independent shop, they lifted the car on stilts and showed me that there was oil all around the bottom of the pan and drain plug. Does this sound like the oil pump needs to be replaced? It's a pretty expensive repair.
No car image 94a1663db56199c5353592009e34aaa51078a2469bed068bb8d6f0ba43accf97
Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more
Yes it could easily be an oil pump leaking since the oil pump is located externally at the front of the motor not in the oil pan. I am repairing the same issue now on a friends vehicle now.

Well, if your oil pump stops working there would be very little chance for an external oil leak beside the loud knocking sound. Something has to push that oil out, right?
I think you might have an oil pan gasket issue, or an other source of oil leak.
I'd get the engine degreased and see where the oil is leaking from.

Zee
Didn't find what you were looking for?