Oil leak

Tiny
AJKORN20
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  • 2010 HONDA ODYSSEY
  • 3.5L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 209,300 MILES
My van has an oil leak on the passenger side of the vehicle. I looked underneath and the oil is dripping off a plastic cover near the front. It is saturating the metal brace that connects to somewhere that is covered by the plastic. The oil is not rushing out, but there are lots of 3-4 inch spots on the driveway where it's parked. I had the oil changed at 3,200 miles. There was a low level of oil left before the change. Could you help me figure out what would be the cause of this oil leak?
Friday, November 6th, 2020 AT 8:50 AM

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Tiny
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Hi,

I would be happy to help. Is it possible for you to take a pic of where you see the leak and upload it for me to see?

Let me know.

Take care,
Joe
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Friday, November 6th, 2020 AT 1:20 PM
Tiny
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The plastic piece is covering where the leak is actually happening. The photos show where the oil leaks on.
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Saturday, November 7th, 2020 AT 7:37 AM
Tiny
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Hi,

Without being there to confirm, I would be most likely to think it is either the oil pan or the front crankshaft seal.

If you look at the two attached pics I attached, pic 1 shows the crankshaft pulley which is the lowest point the belt runs from and the second pic is the oil pan looking straight up from under the engine.

First, behind the crankshaft pulley is where the seal is located. See if you can tell if it is wet in that area. If it isn't, then check around the edge of the oil pan.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Saturday, November 7th, 2020 AT 3:37 PM

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