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A few red oil drops...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Pster, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Aug 16, 2009 at 3:21 PM
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    Pster

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    I noticed a small red patch of oil on the garage floor under the passenger side engine compartment. Steering fluid?
     
  2. Aug 16, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Usually red is transmission fluid...
     
  3. Aug 16, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    I am hoping it was just hot and maybe there is an overflow tube? It was just a few drops....but I watch it like it was my checking account.....
     
  4. Aug 16, 2009 at 3:48 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    No overflow tube. You tranny is completely sealed.
     
  5. Aug 16, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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    jandrews

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    Or was, anyway. Hoping it's something minor.
     
  6. Aug 16, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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    pataco

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    was something on the floor and not wiped up before u parked over it?just a thought.
     
  7. Aug 16, 2009 at 4:04 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    Toyota coolant is red also.
     
  8. Aug 16, 2009 at 5:15 PM
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    c2thegreat

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    yeah red is usually tranny fluid
     
  9. Aug 16, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    so if the tranny sealed... what if I want to change the fluid later on? I mean it can't stay in there forever? can it?
     
  10. Aug 16, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    Do you have a K&N filter? That oil is red..
     
  11. Aug 16, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    You take it to a shop to get a tranny flush.
     
  12. Aug 16, 2009 at 6:30 PM
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    i read somewhere in the forum that the new tacoma has the long life fluid and does not need to change until like 100k? unless u haul boats?
     
  13. Aug 16, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    carmellocafe

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    Cooler line from the tranny maybe?:confused:
     
  14. Aug 16, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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    The power steering fluid is Dexron type II or III transmission fluid.

    Marc M
     
  15. Aug 16, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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  16. Aug 16, 2009 at 7:37 PM
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    You my friend are a rebel !! That's the way to put it to 'em.

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  17. Aug 16, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    Well...I hope to find out what condition the oil is in at that milage, and post up the results. :)
     
  18. Aug 16, 2009 at 9:38 PM
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    That should be interesting to see. So, how much longer do we have to anticipate this? 3, 4 years? :D
     
  19. Aug 17, 2009 at 5:15 AM
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    Crawl under the truck and look around.....

    Aside from what everyone else has been saying...
    The first generation trucks used ATF in the steering system - so - Toyota could've used it in the 2nd gens also. I'm not sure.... Just what I know from owning my 96.
     
  20. Aug 17, 2009 at 6:30 AM
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