Oil is leaking

Asked by May 30, 2017 at 07:08 PM about the 1995 Dodge Caravan 3 Dr LE Passenger Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

While driving the car jerked really hard than shut
off n gauges off too is is the engine seized

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Did u hear any noises....?

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The 3.3 / 3.8L engines don't have distributors. The 3.0L does. If that's what you have, there's an o-ring seal on its base, but there's no pressure on the oil there so it shouldn't leak that fast. A valve cover gasket can leak that fast, but on the 3.0L, those are reusable. All you have to do is tighten the two bolts in the center of it about a half a turn each. If they're real lose, you can go a full turn. Don't overdo it because that can crush the cover and make the gaskets more likely to leak. The 3.0L also has camshaft seals on both side of the engine. They don't leak often but I suppose one could leak as fast as you described

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another thought is it could be the camshaft seal. That will require removing the timing cover, the timing belt, and then the camshaft sprocket and pull out seal and install new one by pressing into place. It is time consuming and you must make sure you set the timing correctly when reinstalling the belt or you can bend the engine valves when you crank it the first time

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any smells? Fuel? or burnt oil?

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