GM #PIP4718: Oil Leak At Front Crankshaft Seal Area 2008-09
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#PIP4718: Oil Leak At Front Crankshaft Seal Area 2008-09 Ecotec (RPOs - LAP lAT LE5 LE8 LE9 LNF) - (Oct 1, 2009)
Subject: Oil Leak at Front Crankshaft Seal Area 2008-09 Ecotec (RPO- LAP LAT LE5 LE8 LE9 LNF)
Models: 2008-2009 Chevrolet Cobalt SS
2008-2009 Chevrolet Cobalt
2008-2009 Chevrolet HHR
2008-2009 Chevrolet HHR SS
2008-2009 Chevrolet Malibu
2008-2009 Pontiac G5
2008-2009 Pontiac G6
2006-2009 Pontiac Pursuit (Canada Only)
2008-2009 Saturn Aura
2008-2009 Saturn Vue
Equipped with the following engines:
2008-2009 2.0L (RPO LNF)
2009 2.2L (RPO LAP)
2009 2.2L (RPO LE8)
2008-2009 2.4L (RPO LE5/LE9/LAT)
The following diagnosis might be helpful if the vehicle exhibits the symptom(s) described in this PI.
A technician may comment of an oil leak at the front timing cover/crank/pulley seal.
When the technician has determined the front crank seal is leaking replace the seal, pulley, bolt and drive belt.
Please follow this diagnostic or repair process thoroughly and complete each step. If the condition exhibited is resolved without completing every step, the remaining steps do not need to be performed.
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