Saturn Vue '08 3.5 Oil Leak

infj23

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MAKE:Saturn
MODEL:Vue
YEAR:2008
MILES:190K
ENGINE:3.5
DESCRIBE ISSUE.... I've been looking for this leak for quite some time. Finally found a steady drip. See attached pic, where drip is in the area circled. The white thing on the right is the K&N oil filter.
Any specific ideas what it leaking? It look like I may have to unbolt the A/C compressor and/or remove the exhaust manifold to get to the leak. Any ideas-from-experience
to let me know where to look first?
Thanks,
Doc
Saturn Vue 08 3.5 Leak.jpg
 

infj23

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Annnnnnnd, I think I figured it out. Loosened the AC Compressor and removed the plate/housing that the oil filter screws onto. Looks like that gasket was bad. Bought a new one (luckily the local Advance Auto had the FelPro) and installed it. Hopefully that will fix my leak. I'll post a note later after I drive it a while.
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This appears to be my problem as well on my ‘08 Vue. Right now I’m in the process of trying to “loosen the AC compressor” and am having no luck in doing so… any trick or procedure that I’m not finding? I’m not too wild about the removing alternator to get to the combined AC/Alternator bracket. ???
 

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This appears to be my problem as well on my ‘08 Vue. Right now I’m in the process of trying to “loosen the AC compressor” and am having no luck in doing so… any trick or procedure that I’m not finding? I’m not too wild about the removing alternator to get to the combined AC/Alternator bracket. ???
Not sure you should expect anything here. You are the first guy to reply in 5 years.
Maybe start your own thread.
 
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