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sweaty
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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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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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