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2002 Lexus ES 300 Base 4dr Sedan

2002 Lexus ES 300
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
21 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy
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November 15, 2012, 5:57 pm

George A

Question: Oil leak and scrapping noise

I have an oil leak and scrapping noise when turning left or right. Can you explain what this could be? Thanks for your assistance.

November 29, 2012, 3:41 pm

Ron W
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They may or may not be related to each other. The scraping noise needs a mechanic to listen to it to isolate where it is coming from and what is the cause. (I'd suspect a brake wear issue if it is by the wheels)

As to the oil, most auto parts stores sell dye check (florescent dye that glows under a black light) that can be used along with a black light to find out where the leak is coming from.

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