I changed the oil and filter on my Honda Accord now I have an antifreeze leak near the oil filter
I have a 94 Honda Accord non vtec 4 cylinder with manual 5 speed transmission only 50K miles on it now in August 2011
I changed the oil and filter as I do every 6 months, and now have an antifreeze leak in same area as the oil filter
To perform the oil and filter change I raised the car using a hydralic jack placed under the cross beam under the engine on the drivers side. I did have to raise it high so that I could place jack stand under the jack pin on drivers side. I lowered the car onto the jack stand on drivers side jack pin.
Then I proceeded to remove the oil plug bolt and oil filter, drained the oil, and I put on new oil filter replaced the oil plug bolt and added 4 quarts of oil.
I again raised drivers side using hydralic jack under the cross beam (I have seen mechanics working on this car do this before, and I have done so myself with no problems before) I then removed the jack stand and lowered the hydrallic jack
Started the car and now after car running for approx 10-15 minutes, I have an antifreeze leak (green watery fluid) that drips from driveaxle boot on drivers side leak comes from the same area as the oil filter.
Leak drips for several minutes after turn off engine then stops
I know it is GREEN fluid leaking, so NOT believe this is leaking oil at oil filter.
Frustrating, I have done oil changes before and never caused such a problem. Maybe I raised drivers side of vehicle too high and broke some seal.
I know there is a drain bolt near the oil filter to drain antifreeze, but I did not touch it, so not believe that is the problem
The leak seems too far back to be from the water pump, and none of the belts have any antifreeze on them
Hoping not rear main seal, as NO temperature gauge problems and NO antifreeze seems to be in the oil dipstick
I was working in moderate temperature on summer evening approx 80 degrees outside.
Wondering, if I could just tighten down any of the bolts in that back area of the engine near the oil filter and the problem will go away or would problem get worse?