Chrysler 2.4L Engine Oil Leak

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Rajsircar, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. Rajsircar

    Rajsircar Guest

    Does anyone have the details of the TSB regarding oil leaks for this 2.4L 4cyl.
    Chrysler engine? My friends 1997 Plymouth Voyager with a 2.4L enhine with only
    42K miles has developed a serious oil leak. Leak seems to be from the cyl. head
    Rajsircar, Oct 10, 2004
  2. Rajsircar

    maxpower Guest

    TSB 09-08-99, No speacial details, R&R cyl head and replace with updated
    Glenn Beasley
    Chrysler Tech
    maxpower, Oct 10, 2004
  3. Rajsircar

    sparks065 Guest

    The head gasket may well have blown.
    A typical symptom is an oil leak on the right rear of the head and block
    (facing the vehicle).
    In 1999 the head gasket was redesigned for both the 2.0 and 2.4 L engines
    but obviously
    your friend's 1997 predates that change.

    sparks065, Oct 11, 2004
  4. This is true. My 1998 Stratus developed a leak at 52,000 miles. Oil
    began dripping from the left rear corner of the head. The replacement
    MLS gasket fixed the problem. The MLS gasket began use in February or
    March 1999. According to a Chrysler repair tech that I spoke with,
    very few leak again once the MLS gasket is properly installed.

    -Kirk Matheson
    Kirk Matheson, Oct 11, 2004
  5. Rajsircar

    Rajsircar Guest

    Thanks to all for the info. What would happen if the gasket is not replaced,
    BUT oil level is maintained despite the leak. There does not appear to be any
    problem with coolant like right now.

    Is it a problem with gasket sealing at the edges around the oil passages?

    Is Chrysler replacing the gasket at no charge if the vehicle is over 5 years
    Rajsircar, Oct 12, 2004
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