Crankcase oil leak

Tiny
DON NEY
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  • 1997 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 1.8L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 45,000 MILES
The V6 engine has slow oil drip. Not enough to need to replace a quart between changes, but trashing garage floor and driveway, and creating oil burn smell. Had both valve cover seals replaced, spark plug cylinders and oil sensor valve replaced. No leak from oil pan seal or plug. Just can't find it. Have $400.00 shop bill and they can't locate it either even after putting in oil dye.
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Sunday, March 8th, 2020 AT 9:05 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Are you certain it is motor oil? Has the transmission, cooling lines, power steering pump, lines and rack and pinion been checked? Even brake fluid can look like motor oil. I attached two pics below. The first shows common places for a rack and pinion to leak. The rubber boots at each end can fill will steering fluid and slowly seep out. Also, the PS pump in pic 2 can leak. Check the hoses as well.

If they are not finding a leak with a dye, I question if the engine is the source of the leak.

Let me know.

Joe
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Sunday, March 8th, 2020 AT 9:21 PM

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