1996 TOYOTA RAV4 OIL LEAK

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  • timk5000
  • 1996 Toyota Rav4

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1996 Toyota Rav4 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 200000 miles

I have a 1996 Toyota RAV 4 that leaks engine oil. The oil appears to come from the rear of the motor just below the valve cover gasket. Facing the car the leak is on the left side rear of the motor. The oil seems to puddle on the intake manifold. It is not coming from the valve cover gasket (It has just been replaced. It is almost impossible to see this area because of wiring harness that runs behind the motor. The engine runs good but leaks about 1 quart per week with minimal driving. Any idea what could be leaking.

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Sunday, May 16th, 2010 AT 3:08 PM

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  • legitimate007
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Sounds like the intake gasket is bad. Also to prevent future leaks, keep the pcv valve clean.

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Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 AT 3:00 PM
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Thanks, I didn't realize that oil flowed through the intake.

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Thursday, May 20th, 2010 AT 7:36 AM
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Your welcome. It flows just below the plenum of the gasket is bad, then it will leak from the manifold

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Thursday, May 20th, 2010 AT 8:56 AM

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