Finding an oil leak?

Tiny
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1992 Dodge Stealth ES, manual. 225,000 miles. Anyone have any tricks/tips on an easy way to track down the source of an oil leak? I have oil dripping from somewhere on the driver's side of the engine but can't seem to locate the origin. I tried to follow the oil trail but lose it between all the parts and wiring.

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Tuesday, July 25th, 2006 AT 10:31 PM

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Tiny
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It sounds like the oil pressure switch or as some call it the oil sending unit. It screws into the motor near the rear of the engine. Look at a manual to find the location. It could be the valve cover gasket also. Try pulling the cover down with the bolts a little tighter.

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Wednesday, July 26th, 2006 AT 6:27 AM
Tiny
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You can buy "dye tracer" and add it to to oil, that may help pin point the origin. Most parts stores carry it.

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Thursday, July 27th, 2006 AT 4:17 PM

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