VW

Have Volkswagen Questions? Ask an Expert Now.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have a 95 Jetta today when I started the car oil started…

Customer Question
I have a 95 Jetta...
I have a 95 Jetta today when I started the car oil started to leak around the top of the filter just poured out
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: VW
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own VW Question
Answered in 11 minutes by:
2/20/2016
VW Mechanic: Randall, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
Randall
Randall, ASE Certified Technician
Category: VW
Satisfied Customers: 13,440
Experience: ASE Master Certified,32 years diagnostic/repair experience all makes and models ,shop owner
Verified

Hello, it is one of 3 things, rather common problem, Either the filter is bad, yes it happens and the seal fails so stpe one is to try a new filter, if still a leak? then if? yours has the cooler between the filter and filter housing , then the oil seal /oring has failed, If you do not have the cooler? then the gasket between the oil filter housing and block has failed, Neither with proper tools are hard to change. The link shows the breakdown of parts and the link below is a good guide as to what I speak of, Not exact same engine but very close. I am hoping just a bad filter, On my daughters 96 Jetta, it was the gasket between t he oil filter housing and block in which you unbolt the housing from the block and place a new gasket in, Just ask for oil filter housing gasket

copy and paste this link

http://faculty.ccp.edu/faculty/dreed/Campingart/jettatech/oilcoolerseal/index.htm

Ask Your Own VW Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a vw mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Randall Your Own Question
Randall
Randall
Randall, ASE Certified Technician
Category: VW
Satisfied Customers: 13,440
13,440 Satisfied Customers
Experience: ASE Master Certified,32 years diagnostic/repair experience all makes and models ,shop owner

Randall is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

vwnewton

vwnewton

VW Owner,ASE Master and L1 Advanced

307 satisfied customers

25 years of VW obsession turned into a job, last 15 years as a VW Tech.

VWDoc

VWDoc

Independent VW Shop owner

1,764 satisfied customers

20 years of experience working with VW's. Independent European shop owner and technician.

Martin

Martin

auto electrical

804 satisfied customers

South African Trade Diploma in Auto Electrical

Matt

Matt

Engineer

708 satisfied customers

Mechanical Engineer with 20 years experience in the auto industry, 8 yrs in formula 1 engine testing

Tim&#039;s Auto Repair

Tim's Auto Repair

mechanic

484 satisfied customers

Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER TECH

419 satisfied customers

30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL

Chris(aka-Moose)

Chris(aka-Moose)

VW Technician

286 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

< Previous | Next >

Related VW Questions
I have a 2001 volkswagon Passat with 2.8 v6. when running
I have a 2001 volkswagon Passat with 2.8 v6. when running oil is pouring out of front of engine. some say crank seal, but it just pours out.… read more
fordguy4u
fordguy4u
Automotive Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
70 satisfied customers
volkswagen Jetta: leaking coolant right when you pour it in reservoir
01 volkswagen Jetta VR6 leaking coolant right when you pour it in reservoir. The car is smoking but not over heating. I can't tell where leak is coming from… read more
vwtech0405
vwtech0405
VW Technician
Associate Degree
8,868 satisfied customers
2003 Jetta: Engine light came on again...02 sensor
2003 Jetta 1.8t Wolfsberg edition. Engine light came on again. Code is p0130 for the bank 1 02 sensor. I just replaced that like 2 months ago, In the last 6 months I have replaced, water pump, timing … read more
Wolfgang
Wolfgang
11 satisfied customers
1996 Jetta GLS: oil change..lube..its leaking from the oil pan
1996 Jetta GLS: Two weeks after an oil change (to 5w-30), my oil light came on and was accompanied by a beeping. I put more oil in, but the beeping continued. I returned to the quick lube place and th… read more
gomi_otaku
gomi_otaku
Auto Technician (dealership)
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,229 satisfied customers
97 Jetta GL: fuel tank showed that it was 1/4 full, the car..sputtered
I had a peculiar incident with my 97 Jetta GL the other day. Even though the fuel tank showed that it was 1/4 full, the car just kind of died (my son was driving at the time, so no additional details … read more
Eric
Eric
Retired
N/A
14,436 satisfied customers
95 jetta: oil leak..the top of the oil filter housing that..block
i have a 95 jetta. I have a significant oil leak, appears to come from the top of the oil filter housing that's attached to the block. Is this an easy fix. If so please explain in detail. I am just le… read more
John
John
Associate Degree
521 satisfied customers
97 VW Jetta: it looks like it is leaking from the oil filter hosuing
my 97 VW Jetta is leaking an excessive amount of oil. it looks like it is leaking from the oil filter hosuing. how much should this cost to fix?… read more
Tim Mohr
Tim Mohr
ASE MASTER TECH
Master's Degree
419 satisfied customers
95 jetta III celebration: oil light..the oil pump..drives great
hi i have a 95 jetta III celebration and the oil light is blinking and beeping, even there is no apprent probmlems with the oil pump, still runs and drives great just wont stop. any idea what the prob… read more
chris
chris
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
316 satisfied customers
Vw jetta trek: radiator hose..a trek the same as a GL or GLS
where is the radiator hose on a vw jetta trek 1996? and is a trek the same as a GL or GLS?… read more
David
David
Shop Foreman / Lead Technician
ASE Master and L1+ VW Master Techni
2,315 satisfied customers
2001 vw cabrio: pouring..oil yesterday around the oil filter
I have a 2001 vw cabrio that started pouring out oil yesterday around the oil filter. Ithought the filter might be bad so i put a new one on...started the car & oil started pouring out again. Please H… read more
moparfl
moparfl
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,958 satisfied customers
97 vw jetta: the oil cooler, as it has coolant hoses..seal..gasket
I have a 97 vw jetta which is leaking oil from above the oil filter - I beleive that this is the oil cooler, as it has coolant hoses routed into it. It is leaking( pouring out ) oil from the top side … read more
John
John
Associate Degree
521 satisfied customers
99 Jetta: motor oil..quart....I know how to check the oil level..town
I drive a 99 Jetta. It is low on motor oil so I bought a quart....I know how to check the oil level I just dont know where to pour it in...Is it through the same place where you check it??My husband i… read more
Danny
Danny
Owner, lead mechanic
High School or GED
3,963 satisfied customers
1995 vw jetta: engine runs..rich..3-5 minutes runs great..sensors
1995 vw jetta engine runs very rich when first startd in the morning after 3-5 minutes runs great are there any sensors which control this car has new plugs wires cap etc. engine is 2.0… read more
VWDoc
VWDoc
Independent VW Shop owner
Bachelor's Degree
1,764 satisfied customers
vw jetta tdi: with fumes as soon as i start it..exaust leek
I have a vw jetta tdi .Why does the car fill up with fumes as soon as i start it. It has no exaust leek… read more
vwbugman
vwbugman
Shop Manager / co-owner
Bachelor's Degree
820 satisfied customers
1997 Jetta: oil coming out of the top of my oil filter housing
I have oil coming out of the top of my oil filter housing How do I remove and replace the Oil filter housing 1997 Jetta 2.0… read more
Danny
Danny
Owner, lead mechanic
High School or GED
3,963 satisfied customers
2002 Volkswagen Jetta: 1.8T..white smoke started coming..exhaust..hood
I was driving around town running errands in my 2002 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T and white smoke started coming out of the exhaust. It smelled weird, almost like a burnt smell. I pulled over and checked und… read more
Danny
Danny
Owner, lead mechanic
High School or GED
3,963 satisfied customers
2001 Jetta: with 1.8 Turbo manual trans..diesel..1st gear
I have a 2001 Jetta with 1.8 Turbo manual trans. When you start the car it makes a diesel noise. Once you get in 1st gear & go, the noise disappears. Everyone around when I start the car looks at me l… read more
Christopher
Christopher
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
300 satisfied customers
2000 jetta: spraying..oil pan gasket..that could be leaking..motor oil
my 2000 jetta is spraying oil all over and I can't tell where it's coming from. I know about the filter gasket and the oil pan gasket are there any other gaskets that could be leaking (only motor oil)… read more
David
David
Shop Foreman / Lead Technician
ASE Master and L1+ VW Master Techni
2,315 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x