MY CAR HAS BEEN LEAKING OIL FOR AWHILE AND I ...

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  • amreiley
  • 1998 Toyota Camry
  • 110,000 miles

My car has been leaking oil for awhile, and I know that it needs to have its rear valve gasket replaced. After it hasn't been started for more than a few hours, it emits a whitish smoke, which I was told is pretty normal when the car has a leak. Recently, however, the car has begun squealing for about 10 seconds, in addition to the smoke, if it hasn't been started for a few hours. Do you have any idea what might be causing this noise? Could it be releasing a vacuum? Is it a serious problem?

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 AT 9:13 PM

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  • hmac300
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We can't hear the noise, just guess ing i'd say it may be a belt for alternator etc. They shold be replaced every 60000 alon gwith teh tensioner.

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 AT 9:21 PM

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