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Old 02-18-2012, 04:31 PM   #1
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something popped and now its leaking oil

i have a 2003 v6 4x4 i put it in park after driving it 1/4 a mile and something just popped and now its leaking a brownish oil at the very bottom of the engine any ideas to what it could be?
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:37 PM   #2
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You need to drop the skid plates, raise the hood and see where the oil is coming from. Is it motor oil?, power steering oil?, air compressor oil, Brake fluid? Brownish oil tells me it's probably motor oil. Maybe from the oil filter. I have no ideal why there was a pop unless the filter fell off and bounced around.
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it might just be motor oil that has collected on the skid plate. happened to me a couple times.
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see but when i turn it on it vibrates bad the ill put it in gear and the vibration goes down some but if i push on the gas it picks up again and it is motor oil because the dip stick doesn't have oil on it
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You need to drop the skid plates, raise the hood and see where the oil is coming from. Is it motor oil?, power steering oil?, air compressor oil, Brake fluid? Brownish oil tells me it's probably motor oil. Maybe from the oil filter. I have no ideal why there was a pop unless the filter fell off and bounced around.
also it doesnt have any signal lights on the dash for it
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If there is no oil on your dipstick DONT RUN THE MOTOR!

Find out where the oil is leaking from.

Maybe you blew a rear main seal??
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If there is no oil on your dipstick DONT RUN THE MOTOR!

Find out where the oil is leaking from.

Maybe you blew a rear main seal??
okay yea it is the very bottom back so it might be that ill try to take off the skid and look tomorrow
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OMFG, this guy....has no luck, and is driving his truck with no oil.
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OMFG, this guy....has no luck, and is driving his truck with no oil.
it still had some oil when i drove it 1/4 a mile without pushing on the gas
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:17 PM   #10
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It's ok to run it without oil for a few days. Just don't go a few weeks. Toyota's are one of the few vehicles that oil is actually an option.
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It's ok to run it without oil for a few days. Just don't go a few weeks. Toyota's are one of the few vehicles that oil is actually an option.
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It's ok to run it without oil for a few days. Just don't go a few weeks. Toyota's are one of the few vehicles that oil is actually an option.
What are you talking about?
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It's ok to run it without oil for a few days. Just don't go a few weeks. Toyota's are one of the few vehicles that oil is actually an option.
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