Big oil leak

Asked by Oct 26, 2016 at 07:06 PM about the 2000 Pontiac Sunfire

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I brought a 2000 Pontiac sunfire. It throws out alot
of oil mainly on the left side where the pulleys
are.also the belt throw the oil up on to the
alternator and inside the hood any idea what's the
problem ???

4 Answers

65,195

You probably have a bad oil seal on the crank pulley and it needs to be fixed immediately.

Thanks for answering and yes is in that area. How would I go about fixing this problem would u know?

65,195

You have to pull the fan belt off and remove the pulley and then the seal and install a new one. Access is probably quite tight and if you are not a competent shade tree mechanic I would recommend that you go to a pro.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Well I went to an O'Reillys to buy a new one they said there was an inner and a outter seal .....in the crank is there two or one seal ??

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Big oil leak 4 answers

    I brought a 2000 Pontiac sunfire. It throws out alot of oil mainly on the left side where the pulleys are.also the belt throw the oil up on to the alternator and inside the hood any idea what's the...

    2000 Pontiac Sunfire

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • severe oil leak 1 answer

    1997 Pontiac Sunfire pushing oil out of somewhere. Is there a common problem with them, possibly a bad head gasket?

    1997 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2003 Pontiac Sunfire oil leak 10 answers

    Okay so I did an oil change on a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2 L. I drain the oil remove the old oil filter and replace the seal around the oil filter cap. I've been replace the oil with 5W30 synthetic ...

    2003 Pontiac Sunfire Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • gas leak 3 answers

    this is my friends car and she suddenly now has a gas leak. where could it be leaking and could it have something to do with the front wheel drive going out?

    1999 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • oil pump 1 answer

    were is the oil pump located

    2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Sunfire

Looking for a Used Sunfire in your area?

CarGurus has 49 nationwide Sunfire listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

Postal Code:

Search Pontiac Sunfire Questions

Pontiac Sunfire Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 2,700
#2 Joeyadams
Joeyadams
Reputation 1,320
#3 Warren0007
Warren0007
Reputation 1,230
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
3 Great Deals out of 77 listings starting at $2,990
Used Ford Mustang
4 Great Deals out of 1,358 listings starting at $5,980
Used Honda Accord
117 Great Deals out of 1,243 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Focus
93 Great Deals out of 2,428 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Impala
59 Great Deals out of 982 listings starting at $799
Used Mazda Protege
19 listings
Used Ford Taurus
32 Great Deals out of 303 listings starting at $4,988
Used Nissan Maxima
28 Great Deals out of 304 listings starting at $2,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.