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post #1 of 9 Old 02-24-2020, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Oil leaks on a 5.7L hemi

Just discovered that I have an oil leak. The oil pan is wet with oil and if the jeep sits long enough I see spots on the ground. I haven't dove into investigating it yet. I'm just curious if anyone with the hemi has had an oil leak and where the leak was. I know if its the oil pan or timing cover it will cost a fortune to get it fixed.

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post #2 of 9 Old 02-24-2020, 07:36 PM
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Some here found that tightened up the oil pan bolts a bit can stop oil pan gasket leaks.. but you may want to verify what kind of fluid it is before going too far.

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Happened on my 2017 - I can't remember exactly what the fix was but I took it to the dealer and they said "yeah, we get quite a few of these with the hemi - it's a simple XX" and then they fixed it - took no time and was almost no money.
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My '17 mysteriously developed a cracked oil pan. Fixed under warranty.

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Some here found that tightened up the oil pan bolts a bit can stop oil pan gasket leaks.. but you may want to verify what kind of fluid it is before going too far.
It is definitely engine oil.

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Just discovered that I have an oil leak. The oil pan is wet with oil and if the jeep sits long enough I see spots on the ground. I haven't dove into investigating it yet. I'm just curious if anyone with the hemi has had an oil leak and where the leak was. I know if its the oil pan or timing cover it will cost a fortune to get it fixed. Thanks
Hello metalhead,
We are certainly sorry to hear about your recent oil leak. We understand your hesitation in visiting the dealer, however, we do recommend reaching out to them as they are in the best position to assist. If you decide to go this route, please know our team is available if any additional assistance is needed throughout that process.
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Happened on my 2017 - I can't remember exactly what the fix was but I took it to the dealer and they said "yeah, we get quite a few of these with the hemi - it's a simple XX" and then they fixed it - took no time and was almost no money.
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My '17 mysteriously developed a cracked oil pan. Fixed under warranty.
Hello kga1878 and Fast55,
We are happy to hear your dealers were able to resolve your oil leak concerns. If you have any questions or concerns in the future, please know our team is available.
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post #7 of 9 Old 03-21-2020, 08:22 AM
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Iíve had a leak from what I believe is the oil pan gasket. Iíve tried once tightening the bolts, but it recently has become worse. Yesterday I tried again and this time removed the aluminum stiffener that prevents access to the rear bolts. Time will tell if it works, underside of car is a mess, but really itís not dropping the level over oil change intervals.
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post #8 of 9 Old 04-06-2020, 02:46 PM
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Update: accessing and tightening the rear 4 bolts definitely helped, did not stop completely, but now I have maybe 1 tiny drip per day vs. a small puddle.
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I have not had a chance to even get to it. Too busy sorting out ABS module problems.

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