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2001 Dodge Stratus: 2.7 v-6 engine oil leak

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2001 Dodge Stratus; 2.7 v-6 engine oil leak.__Leaks only when running.__Does not drip on floor when shut off.

Hello and welcome to Just, Super mechanic here. About your vehicle.

With any oil leak I recommend checking the PCV system. When there is a high crankcase pressure, the oil will be pushed out. Most times it seems to get out the rear main seal. That may not be the case with yours though.

The best way to be sure is to clean off all of the existing oil, (make sure it's full) then run the engine while you look to see if it is coming from the top, (below the valve covers) or if it is in between the engine and trans., that would be the rear main seal. But you will want to check the PCV system first, to make sure that the oil is not being forced out, thanks

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