1998 Plymouth Breeze oil leaking

Tiny
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  • 1998 PLYMOUTH BREEZE
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1998 Plymouth Breeze 4 cyl Wheel Drive Type unknown Automatic 109900 miles

I replace the head gasket on my car in June of 2006. I am leaking oil again. I took it to a mechanic and he said that he sees where the head has been replaced and that it looks like the oil is coming from the head. Upon researching, I found out that the oil could possibly be coming from a leaking valve cover gasket. Could that be the case? I live in Bronx, NY. I have driven this car to Georgia and Boston and back. I never had a problem. Could it be the valve cover gasket? The replaced head isn't even 2 years old.
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Wednesday, March 12th, 2008 AT 4:25 PM

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Tiny
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Yes if the mechanic did not have a new one
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Wednesday, March 12th, 2008 AT 4:46 PM
Tiny
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You should get a good look at the cam position sensor as it is often mis-interpreted for a head gasket leak.

Also a suspect would be a cam seal. There is a retainer that may have not been put on that may allow the seal to push out.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_acamsea_1.jpg



The first thing to check is going to be the pcv system to be sure it isn't plugged as it will allow a pressure build up inside the motor to force leaks.
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Wednesday, March 12th, 2008 AT 5:34 PM

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