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    Default 2006 Saab 9-7X engine oil leak

    My saab 9-7x has 86K on the clock runs good, but has developed a pretty bad oil leak. I originally thought my oil usuage was the dreaded PCV issue common on these, but there was a small spot on my garage floor that has been getting bigger. Well I pulled the bottom voer off to do an oil change and found a large amount of oil on the drivers side of the enigne. Most of it was around and all over the all wheel drive diff, but doesnt appear to be gear oil. Its thinner and looks and smells like motor oil, but its everywhere. Its on the frame, the diff, part of the oil pan, some of the steering system. The passengers side is bone dry and looks as it should. I can't honeslty determine where the leak is coming from. Since oil might be leaking on the drivers side axel and being flung all over its hard to tell where the source is.
    Any one dealt with something like this before? Here are a few crappy cell pics. These are after I had the bright Idea to wipe most of the oil off. There was a lot more under there.

    Part of the power steering I believe. This is shot from back looking toward the front of the truck

    This is where the diff on the drivers side goes through the oil pan towards the passengers side

    This is where the tranny and engine mate up. Zero oil here

    Frame and A Arm I believe
    See how wet it is?

    Drive shaft from the transfer case heading towards the diff. top of picture is the tranny/bell housing There is oil inbetween the drive shaft and the bell housing

    Oil Above the diff dripping off (it coould of been flung up there by the Drive shaft)

    Oil pooling on the A Arm. The oil on the CV boot is from my hands.


    Hard to tell but that part of the output shaft/drive shaft is soaked in motor oil.

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    you could always by one of those kits with the dye and the UV light to help you locate the source of your leak. Were is the oil filter located on it? Could it be leaking from the filter adapter lines? (if there are any on that motor) is that the 6.0 Liter?

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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    Its the 5.3L and the oil filter area was dry and free of oil. It coming from the drivers side for sure.

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