• Tiny
  • Donblanco55
  • 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier
  • 123,000 miles

I have a 2003 chevy cavalier and it seems to be leaking oil and gas by some where in front side of the car by the engine im not sure from where exactly were?

Engine 2.2 tec dohc I just changed the spark. Plugs. Last night. And it. Sounds like.I also. Have to. Change. Or. Fix the. Time. Chain

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Sunday, July 8th, 2012 AT 8:51 PM

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  • DrCranknWrench
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  • 3,458 posts

Gas leaks are hard to find as they evaporate so fast. If you have a gas leak you will smell it and on a fuel injected car the pressure is so high that they tend to spray large amounts of gas. To find the source of an oil leak it is best to first clean the area thouroughly with brake cleaner and paper towels. Then run it for a while and you will be able to trace where the leak is coming from. You also have to consider that oil gets blown backwards from wind as the car moves.
The timing belt should be changed at 60,000 miles. So, if it has never been done you should do so now as it will destroy the engine if it fails.

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Sunday, July 8th, 2012 AT 9:00 PM

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