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Old 08-06-2009, 04:25 PM   #1
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When I get oil changes, oil drips from the filter area onto the starter motor. On one of my old cars, I had gotten a cover for the starter to prevent it from going bad. Yes, I know the motors are supposed to be sealed and won't get a problem from the oil, but I don't believe it.

Does anyone know where I can get starter covers for my 2000 Ford Taurus and 2001 Nissan Sentra SE?

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The main reasons for starter failures is a weak battery and excessive heat. Putting a cover on the starter will trap in the heat.

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^ What 47_47 said above is true. Try folding up some foil to help "guide" the oil dripping down from the oil filter housing into a drain funnel/pan. Or you may even be able to find an appropriate sized funnel (with tube/hose) that can sit above the starter and catch any excess oil draining from the oil filter area.
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Why is oil dripping down from the oil filter? I would change where I was getting my oil changes done.
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, but I don't believe it.
Well, you should. Sealed motor or not, oil is an elec. insulator.

I'd be more concerned about oil dripping on the exhaust manifold and catching fire.
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Are you looking for something like this:

This was made for 2002-2004 Honda CR-Vs. It has a magnet that attaches to the oil pan.
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That happens all the time. These car makers put the filters in some of the worst spots. Just wipe the oil off the starter. You can also try putting a largest plastic sandwitch bag over the oil filter when you crack it so that all the oil drains into the bag instead of going ALL over the place.

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