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Fluid in floor mat?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by agrant2312, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Feb 28, 2012 at 2:57 PM
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    agrant2312

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    Ok so I've had this fluid dripping on my floor mat on the driver side right where i put my heel and I can't figure out where it's coming from? I'm not loosing any brake fluid and my heater valve is leaking antifreeze not sure of that could be it or not. You can see in the picture that what every is leaking its leaking a lot onto the second picture. Any help would be awesome! Thanks!

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  2. Feb 28, 2012 at 3:33 PM
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    What does it smell like? Rub it between your fingers, does it feel oily?
     
  3. Feb 28, 2012 at 3:37 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    looks like oil in the second picture.
     
  4. Feb 28, 2012 at 3:43 PM
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    or dirty/rusty water...
     
  5. Feb 28, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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    No it doesn't smell like oil and it's really thick when I rub it in between my fingers.
     
  6. Feb 28, 2012 at 5:00 PM
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    How's your brake fluid? Is the reservoir full? Ditto with power steering fluid. Check levels.
     
  7. Feb 28, 2012 at 5:10 PM
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    Grease dripping off of the steering mechanism maybe?
     
  8. Feb 28, 2012 at 7:19 PM
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    Yep my brake fluid is full and my power steering level is good.
     
  9. Feb 28, 2012 at 7:25 PM
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    It's most likely grease.
     
  10. Feb 28, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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  11. Feb 28, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    Would it be like a yellowish clearish color though?
     
  12. Feb 28, 2012 at 7:32 PM
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    hahaha nice!! Wonder what they'd say if i rolled up flipping out at the er and told them my truck was bleeding!!
     
  13. Feb 28, 2012 at 7:34 PM
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    Yes, here's another picture of grease.
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  14. Feb 28, 2012 at 7:35 PM
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    Thats exactly what it looks like! Where could it be coming from though? It dripped quite a bit?
     
  15. Feb 28, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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    Try taking your driver's side plastic panel off and look for the source. To me, it looks like it's some where around your steering column.
     
  16. Mar 1, 2012 at 11:58 PM
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    Maybe you got a water leak around the base of the windshield or through the vents that's dripping on the steering column and diluting the grease. And that's what you see dripping down. Try pouring some pitchers of water all around the base of the windshield, the wipers, and the intake vents, and see if the dripping increases.
     
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