Could changing the serpentine belt cause a front seal leak

Tiny
LA POTTER
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  • 2004 OLDSMOBILE ALERO
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 150,000 MILES
I purchased a car and the thing showed no sign of leakage But they needed to replace the serpentine belt. When I got the car from them I took it on a trip and I had the oil changed just before I left well it used four quarts of oil In 200 miles so I filled it again and coming back used for more courts there was oil on the side of the engine that there wasn't before. I mean when I got to the place in the first one and there was oil again still when I came back. So I was wondering if they could have damaged the seal when they replaced the serpentine belt? Because there was no oil along that side of the engine when I bought it. Thank you for your help.
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Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 AT 9:33 AM

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Tiny
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Hey LA POTTER,

It is unlikely that replacing the belt caused an oil leak.

I have attached a picture of the procedure, you do not have to remove anything that could then leak oil.

I would advise potentially either that the leak was cleaned off before you bought the vehicle or it is an unrelated fault.

Have you discovered the source of the leak?

Inspect and send us some pictures if you would like anything explained.

Hope that helps, any further questions please don't hesitate to ask.

Regards, Joe
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Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 AT 1:40 PM

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