neon oil leak

Discussion in 'Neon' started by Delbe Comeau, May 1, 2006.

  1. Delbe Comeau

    Delbe Comeau Guest

    I have 96 neon with a big oil leak; it will loose about 1.5 litters of oil
    while driving at highway speed in one hours time. This happens when car is
    hot; when car is cold or driven under 5 mile very little leakage. The
    leakage looks to be from the crankshaft seal around the flywheel; not the
    head gasket or camshaft sensor or oil pressure switch. The car has 180,000
    km on it. Has anyone seen or know about this problem.
    Delbe Comeau, May 1, 2006
  2. Delbe Comeau

    maxpower Guest

    Common complaint on that vehicle!!! If the head gasket has never been
    replaced with the new style multi-layered gasket now would be a good time to
    have it done because more then likely its the cause. Its leaks from the back
    side and will look just like a rear crank seal leak... however you could
    even have a crank seal leak.
    2 ways to do this, have someone that is familiar with this vehicle look at
    it to determine where the oil is coming from or have someone do an oil dye
    test on it to pinpoint all leaks at one time..
    maxpower, May 3, 2006
  3. Delbe Comeau

    jtees4 Guest

    I know you say it's not the head gasket, but any Neon owner will and
    should suspect it. I had it on both a 97 AND a 98. 98 got stolen, 97
    still going strong.

    Never Forget!!!
    jtees4, May 3, 2006
  4. Delbe Comeau

    Delbe Comeau Guest

    I received email from a Chrysler tech. ; he said that the crankshaft seal
    will push out on these engines and cause big oil leaks. He said this is
    common problem. Blowby and problems with the PVC are reason for this. I have
    the new type head gasket and have inspected that area and it looks fine. I
    believe him 100%. I thank him again! I like to hear from everybody so I can
    get good ideas about it . Thanks everyone!
    Delbe Comeau, May 4, 2006
  5. Delbe Comeau

    maxpower Guest


    If in doubt, dye test with a black lite, it will show the leak

    Glenn Beasley
    Chrysler Tech
    maxpower, May 5, 2006
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