Auto experts: oil seepage

jjj70095

Member
Went and got my 6 month oil change today and they said there is "oil seeping heavily from front and passenger side of engine, also seeping between engine and transmission", and "driver side cvaxel is seeping", plus new tie rods are needed. The car is a Ford Edge 2014 with 105k miles on it. They need another appointment (it is next Wed) to analyze the oil seepage issue and put on new tie rods.

They said it is still ok to drive for now. Just how serious is this issue? I do not see any drips on pavement after I park. I have to make some errands to Rhinelander, and Manitowish Waters this week from Minocqua.
 
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jjj70095

Member
No, never have had to add oil. No problems with car so far. Bought it used 2 years ago with 90k miles on it. No problems at all and have changed oil and have car inspected every 6 months. Did oil change today at dealer, and was surprised at all the problems they found. And they did the 6 month inspection in December with no problems at all. I did put in new brakes and tires when I purchased the car 2 years ago.
 
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whitedust

Well-known member
That’s really weird leaking oil but no drops on pavement and don’t add oil. Can you see it on the engine although crooks have been known to squirt oil to mimic a leak.
 

saber1

Active member
With those miles its normal to have oil here and there is it the 3,5 v6 if your not adding oil than i wouldnt worry about it as far as the other stuff i would take it somewhere else for second opinion.
 

garageguy

Well-known member
I took an older car in for a tire alignment was told the lower control arms with pressed in ball joints were shot and tie rods were shot, wanted 1400 dollars to repair.
I bought the parts on line and did the work myself. The old parts looked fine. I took them to a reputable front end repair shop and had them inspected, there was nothing wrong with them.
The chain store alignment shop was taking me for a ride and trying to con me into a un needed repair.
When your car leaves a puddle then its time to be concerned.
 

mezz

Well-known member
Oil seepage issue could be from passenger side valve cover gasket. I had a similar issue with a vehicle, it never left a drop on the ground & wasn't ever low on oil. I would take it elsewhere to get another opinion on it though.
 

jjj70095

Member
I stopped by a garage in Rhinelander and the mechanic slid under the car for quick inspection. He could see drips sticking to pieces of the underneath of the car and was able to put his finger on some oil to show me the leak(s). He said it may be a seal and said the car was good to the car appointment next Wed. He did check the oil supply and it was full.

No oil drip hits the ground.
 
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dynoski

New member
Check PCV valve or replace yourself, only a few bucks. If plugged or not operating pressure will
build up in crankcase and will cause oil seeping. Drive it and outsmart this socalled mechanic.
Even if you have to put in oil every month it's not worth spending thousands for a little oil
seeping, drive it and keep an eye on oil level.
 
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