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Help me figure out this leak!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by samhain, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. Aug 6, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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    samhain

    samhain [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I started dripping what I thought was motor oil last week. If my truck sat for over 15 hours (give or take) I would find a drop of oil on the garage floor. When looking at the engine from above there is no sign of the leak. I keep my engine bay clean and an oil leak would be very obvious. From below, the motor mount on the driver's side is wet, and steering wheel knuckle has a tear of oil. There is no sign of where the oil is leaking from, and my oil level is fine. Here are some pics.

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    One more thing, today when I checked, the substance on the motor mount was clearly green. I thought maybe it was antifreeze (still no sign of any kind of leak), however, my antifreeze is pink and my wiper fluid is green. I did spray my windshield today so it may have just dripped down.
     
  2. Aug 6, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    george3

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    Sounds like you answered your own question but keep us posted.
     
  3. Aug 6, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    blatant

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    i'm not sure what i'm really looking at despite being under my truck a lot besides the steering knuckle. Did you "rub" it between your fingers? What did it feel like? what did it smell like? You don't own a jeep, you shouldn't be looking under it every time before getting in it.

    How bout power washing what already looks super clean and not using your bug x wiper fluid for a while....then go use the hell out of your wiper fluid and see if you get whats described above.
     
  4. Aug 6, 2011 at 5:04 PM
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    samhain

    samhain [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It's leaking oil. What I find on the garage floor is oil.
     
  5. Aug 6, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    Green:confused:
     
  6. Aug 6, 2011 at 5:14 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Oil can be fairly green in color right after it comes out of the ground, actually.





    :anonymous: Carry on.
     
  7. Aug 6, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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    george3

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    But out of a Tacoma:confused:
     
  8. Aug 6, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    tacobo670

    tacobo670 if you have to ask, u can't afford it

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    check brake fluid/booster if its leaking. just an idea. idk, its the only other source of oil type substance on that side.
     
  9. Aug 6, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    jivewalker

    jivewalker me gusta pechos firmes

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    check your wiper fluid connections at the hood, may have a cracked fitting????
     
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