2003 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA OIL LEAK

  • Tiny
  • mgiampietro
  • 2003 Volkswagen Jetta

Engine Mechanical problem
2003 Volkswagen Jetta 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 144000 miles

Purchasing a 2003 Jetta with a slight oil leak. The engine already had timing belt & water pump changed at 105,000.

Can anyone help assess risk & possible repair of the leak?

Monday, August 17th, 2009 AT 11:46 AM

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  • billymac
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Where exactly is the oil leaking front of eng rear top side?

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Monday, August 17th, 2009 AT 4:11 PM
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Only sure thing is that it appears it is not coming from the front or the top.

I assumed that they had the head off at 105K when the timing belt & water pump was changed. However, that was 40,000 miles ago.

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 AT 8:53 AM
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HI
Well if from the bottom this could be one of thre things worst would be rear main seal 500.00 repair
or the oil pan maybe 200.00
or the oil sender less then 100.00 good luck billymac

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 AT 11:24 AM

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