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Leaking Fluid, What Is It?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cliffhucker, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Oct 18, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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    cliffhucker

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    Started noticing marks from ?oil? on the driveway, not sure what it is...
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    you should be able to see a big drop of oil from what i'm assuming to be the source, the next pic, is just the general area of where it's at. Is this somthign serious? Its been going on for some time now (as evidenced by the oil marks on the driveway.) Obviously it needs to go to the stealership to be checked out but I wanted a TW opinion as well before they fill me full of shit. Truck should still be under warranty, its a 2010 Off Road Access Cab, only 24,000 mi.
     
  2. Oct 18, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    jandrews

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    The area you photo'd would be your transfer case. If the fluid's coming out of that, you're losing gear oil.
     
  3. Oct 18, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    you changed the oil yourself lately?
     
  4. Oct 18, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    TROKITA

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    seal between the transfer case to tranny.....it could be that or seal from the tranny to the engine... i heard that sometimes if you go it a big mud puddle and splash your car full of mud that sometimes mud can get to the seals the destroy them. thats what i heard i could be wrong...:/
     
  5. Oct 18, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    pataco

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  6. Oct 18, 2011 at 3:16 PM
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    jivewalker

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    its dripping off the transfer case, but could be blowing back from anywhere upwind. Crawl under there and follow the trail to the source.
     
  7. Oct 18, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    If its coming out the back of the transfer case then it would be the output or the actuator interface. Smell the liquid to see if it is gear oil which would be the transfer case, since you have an automatic transmission. Gear oil smells way worse than motor oil. The automatic transmission fluid should be red so that is easy to eliminate.
     
  8. Oct 18, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    Leggo

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    what does it taste like?
     
  9. Oct 18, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    ...or smell like?

    turn in man card, if you cant tell the diff from motor oil and gear oil.
     
  10. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    lotsoftoys

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    bunch of crap
    i bet the fluid got changed and the plug was overtightened, cracked the case....
     
  11. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:44 PM
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