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Where can my oil be leaking from?

(2006 Chevrolet Malibu)
in Maxton, NC on May 07, 2013
I was told it was from my oil pan or filter...they also they would have to lift my motor to get to it... i just need to know from where and how much it will be before i take it to a shop and they want to charge me a arm and a leg
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of Greg's Orange Auto on May 07, 2013
on May 21, 2013
If the filter is leaking, change it. If it is the oil pan, and the shop is saying they will have to "lift the engine" to repair it, RUN, don't walk, away from that shop and go to someone better qualified. I am a GM Factory Trained Tech and currently work for a Chevy dealer in CA. We DO NOT lift engines for oil pan repairs. We use an upper engine support (the long way to do it) or a screw jack from underneath as support (the shortcut way for us flat-raters) and then remove the right side bolts and "hang the cradle" from the left side bolts. It is genrally a 4-6 hour repair estimate from most shops. Hope this helps.
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