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Old 12-03-2013, 04:46 PM
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Smile Re: 2.3l oil leak on bottom of oil pan

The transmission inspection plate had oil dripping from it as described in earlier posts (mine is a 1994 2.3 L engine). Turns out that the oil was leaking from the oil sending unit and, to a lesser degree, the valve cover gasket. As reasonable as it is to do so, I suggest you replace the oil sending unit and see if it stops the leak. I only know what worked for me. There was also a slight leak from the firewall side of the valve cover gasket, so I replaced that too. Bottom line: no leaks. On another related post, changing the oil sending unit didn't stop the leak. The person making those posts tried replacing just about everything imaginable; I wasn't willing to go that route and just got lucky.
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:34 PM
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Default Re: 2.3l oil leak on bottom of oil pan

I bought my truck new (1992 2.3) That same leak drives me crazy. The pan gasket has already been replaced once. BTW on mine that cover plate was not there from new. All it covers is a void. There is nothing in there to cover.
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:09 AM
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Default Re: 2.3l oil leak on bottom of oil pan

Replacing the oil sending unit and valve cover gaskets worked for my 1994 Ranger. The location of your oil drip is not necessarily indicative of where the actual leak is. The oil sending unit is not expensive and is easy to replace. Suggest you start there. Good luck!
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