: Oil Leak and Wiper Problem

01-11-09, 02:18 PM
I have picked up an '88 Cimarron. I just finished replacing the heater core (connecting it was a real joy), and I noticed an oil leak. It seems to be leaking pretty good while the engine is running. It looks like the oil is coming from the distributor blockoff plate. I have not worked on alot of these 2.8L engines, but that strikes me as a strange place for a large oil leak. Anyone seen this before?
Also, my wipers only work on High. Is that the control module in the wiper motor?


02-02-09, 11:58 AM
Ok, so no help.
Just in case someone wants to know the answer to the oil leak question, it was the distributor blockoff plate. The O-ring dries out and causes the leak. When you replace the o-ring, I recommend putting a gasket in at the blockoff plate as well. I haven't had time to fix the wipers yet.