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Another oil leak

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by vettehigh, Dec 12, 2019.

  1. Dec 12, 2019 at 4:37 AM
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    For the past few months when I park on my concrete driveway I noticed an oil spot. 18 months ago I had OEM valve cover gaskets replaced. This past spring/summer I replaced the oil pan (OEM) and OEM crank seals and OEM cams seals....what the hell could this leak be from??? Getting it looked at today
     
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  2. Dec 12, 2019 at 5:28 AM
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    i sure hope its not the rear main seal!
     
  3. Dec 12, 2019 at 5:35 AM
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    He already said that I the first post but I guess hopefully it's not that again
     
  4. Dec 12, 2019 at 5:43 AM
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    The leak is coming from the front it seems by the way I park. Hope it is not the rear main. If so, what should I do?
     
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  5. Dec 12, 2019 at 5:44 AM
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    I've done a mod or two
    Check your oil cooler, looks like a tuna can on the driver's side of the engine
     
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  6. Dec 12, 2019 at 5:45 AM
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    It coming more from the passengers side it seems. If I look dead center at the front of my truck, the leak is more on the passenger side
     
  7. Dec 12, 2019 at 5:47 AM
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    if it is do not freak out!
    breathe slowly and stay calm
    but sounds like it is probably not being its on the side
     
  8. Dec 12, 2019 at 5:50 AM
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    i thought he said 'crank seals and cams seals'
    the rear main is totally different??
     
  9. Dec 12, 2019 at 5:50 AM
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    Rear main is the rear crank seal
     
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  10. Dec 12, 2019 at 5:55 AM
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  11. Dec 12, 2019 at 6:06 AM
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    to replace that RMS does the auto transmission have to be dropped?
     
  12. Dec 12, 2019 at 6:08 AM
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  13. Dec 12, 2019 at 6:10 AM
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    Yeah on Toyotas it's a one piece seal, transmission or engine must be removed for access
     
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  14. Dec 12, 2019 at 4:23 PM
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    The valve covers are bone dry.....the rear main is dry....the oil pan is dry....no leak from the oil filter or drain plug....

    I did spray the underneath with Corrosion X HD 2 months ago, wonder if when things heat up it drips?
     
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  15. Dec 12, 2019 at 4:23 PM
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    That could be. How do the differential tube seals look
     
  16. Dec 12, 2019 at 4:26 PM
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    Thought of that after I left, but with my bottom covered with Corrosion X it would be tough to see.

    What are the tube seals?
     
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  17. Dec 12, 2019 at 4:34 PM
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    A spot??!? Are you kidding me? Mine leaks so bad nothing under there is ever gonna rust... :anonymous:
     
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  18. Dec 12, 2019 at 4:51 PM
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    Front diff? Power steering? Time to look at other things that could leak.
     
  19. Dec 12, 2019 at 4:53 PM
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    When I got my truck, I noticed the passenger side of the engine/crossmember/frame etc had considerably less rust than the drivers. Found out why during my first oil change. The mess caused by the 3rz filter seems to have kept that area well protected from rust haha.
     
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  20. Dec 12, 2019 at 6:17 PM
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    Power steering is dry...I'll check front diff. Besides the drain/fill plugs, were else on the diffs can leak? Thanks
     

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