Oil Leak on left side on the engine - from the Alternator

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by LoveMyCorsa, Jun 6, 2021.

  1. LoveMyCorsa


    Jun 6, 2021
    Likes Received:
    Car: Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 cdti EcoFlex 2013
    Mileage: 102 K

    I have an Oil Leak on the left side (driver side) of the engine, I lose around 1 Litre every 1-2 weeks.

    The highest point of the leak I have discovered is from the Alternator - I see oil in the middle of the Alternator.

    Please could someone advise or guide me on what seal or gasket I should replace? engine pic.jpg Alternator picture2.JPG
    LoveMyCorsa, Jun 6, 2021
    1. Advertisements

  2. LoveMyCorsa


    Jun 10, 2021
    Likes Received:
    It’s probably the oil pressure switch, this is fitted at the front directly above the alternator and is a weak point on all Corsa models.
    Very easy to fit, remove push fit connector , unscrew switch, screw in new switch and push connector back on. If you have the correct spanner to hand it should only take 1 minute.! Make sure you fit the copper washer or it will leak.!
    mobi, Jun 10, 2021
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.