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major oil leak from driver side front end

major oil leak from front driver side where could it be coming from only leaks when i start the engine


sorry its 1992 honda accord ex

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Liz Silva, what Honda is it and what year is it? Give us a bit more detail.


sorry its a 1992 honda accord ex


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Liz Silva, Possibly the front balance shaft seal is leaking. This is a common issue on these motors. It is possible that is did slide completely out of the hole. You will have to add a retainer that holds this seal in place. It will be with a timing belt package which is available at your nearest automotive store. You have that seal as well as three others, that could be leaking beneath the timing our timing belt cover. There is also the main seal that could be leaking. If that is the one leaking, you can lose plenty of oil in a very short time and running the engine will cause the harmonic balancer to sling oil all over. Start by using an engine degreaser and spray it over the area in question and thouroughly clean your engine. then check the oil to make sure you do have enough, never run the engine with to little oil. Start it up and see where it leaks. Keep your hands out of the engine compartment with the engine running. Hope this helps to get you started.

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Open the hood and look to see where the oil is coming from... to me, could be the seal for the oil pan, a bad seal on the head, or the timing chain/belt.

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