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An oil leak - oh no!

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by upinsmoke, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. Aug 30, 2009 at 7:38 AM
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    upinsmoke

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    Say it ain't so! My 09 w/6k miles on it has developed an oil leak at the transfer case. Saw oil spots on the driveway and the street. I couldn't believe it. It appears to be coming from above the fill plug where the tail piece meets the back of the transfer case. Suppose it will turn out to be either the gasket or loose bolts. Have an appointment Tuesday. If it turns out to be anything more serious, I'll post the problem/solution. In the mean time, I guess it pays to look underneath once in awhile - even on the new ones!
     
  2. Sep 25, 2009 at 6:26 AM
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    98tacoma27

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  3. Sep 26, 2009 at 2:08 AM
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    upinsmoke

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    Sorry for not updating sooner. Quoting from the RO - "Deformed seal on the transfer case cover" which of course they "resealed". No more leak, and I had them refill the case with Amsoil.
     
  4. Nov 2, 2009 at 2:03 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    I have an oil leak too...gonna take off my skid plate after class and go to dealership. Mine is towards the front tho and may be the front main seal.
     
  5. Nov 2, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    Thanks for updating, upinsmoke. One of my pet peeves on this forum is when there are posts concerning some issue one's vehicle is having and then no follow-up on whether the issue was resolved.
     
  6. Nov 2, 2009 at 6:32 PM
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    blackhawke88

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    I took mine into Stevens Creek Toyota, they took one look at it and said it was the timing cover gasket. They said they get Tacomas with timing cover gasket leaks all the time.
     
  7. Nov 2, 2009 at 6:40 PM
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    Appreciate the quick update, blackhawke88.
     
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