how do oil get inside the timing belt cover on a 2000 toyota solara 2.2L?
how can i make sure is the leak coming from the valve cover, cam seal, or main seal? ios the main seal the crankshaft seal?
- CactiJoeLv 62 months agoFavourite answer
Usually the camshaft seals leak first on engines with DOHC (double over head camshafts). Main reason to keep your engine clean. It's easy to spot a leak if the engine isn't so dirty you can tell where it's coming from. Keeps the winter salt from eating up the radiator and electrical connections as well.
- The DevilLv 72 months ago
Bad camshaft or crankshaft seal.
- zipperLv 62 months ago
Bad seal or gasket leek, that is the only way it gets there!
- Anonymous2 months ago
Time to see a mechanic Joe. You have been asking this forever.
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- thebax2006Lv 72 months ago
It's usually the camshaft seals. The crankshaft seal can also leak. You need to replace the timing belt and those seals or the timing belt will jump time and bend the valves because of being oil soaked.Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
- boLv 72 months ago
auto parts store carry a kit with oil dye, glass's and light. follow directions then find the leak
- notLv 72 months ago
The sensible thing on that engine is to reseal all of it. Oil pump gasket and seal, crank and cam seal with new water pump and timing belt. If you don't you'll be back in there soon. If the valve cover is leaking then it runs down the side if the block at the rear of the engine compartment.
- Jay PLv 72 months ago
A leak through the valve cover gasket, cam seal, and/or main seal would be my guess...