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Old 08-30-2012, 08:18 AM   #1
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2002 Grand Am 3.4 oil leak - steady stream

I got to work today (about a 7 minute commute) and when I shut off my car I noticed there was some smoke. I popped my hood and immediately saw oil all over my radiator fans. It appears to be flowing from a steady stream from the right side of the motor below and to the left of the dipstick (side facing the radiator fan.) The engine itself will start, but I of course will not let it run without oil. Are there any ideas of where this could be leaking at?

I had my Intake gaskets changed 2 months ago, but I doubt this could of caused anything.

Any info is greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-30-2012, 12:14 PM   #2
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have you pulled your dip stick out of the block at all? that could leak if its not in all the way.
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:02 PM   #3
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sounds like oil sending unit leaking or somewhere around filter
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:34 PM   #4
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It ended up being the Oil Pressure switch.... a $10.00 part almost blew up my engine. I am sure happy I caught it
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good deal.
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