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Oil Leak Avalon 1997 (3.0 V6)

01-23-2009, 05:58 PM
I have a drip leak on the left side facing the vehicle (under the passenger side). I see drips along the oil pan edge. But, I can also see oil leaks all around the valve cover, but leakage only under passenger side.

Is there a likely culprit other than the oil pan gasket and the valve cover gasket on that side? It would have to be near the belt area. Any known oil leak issues in this area?

09-16-2009, 09:58 AM
Every seal and gasket behind the timing belt cover including the oil pump.

09-16-2009, 10:29 AM
I got lucky. Did the front valve cover and that solved it. For now, at least...

09-16-2009, 11:47 AM
Good to hear. I just noticed your post date in January. I haven't been on this site for a long time.:wink:

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