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leaking some sort of fluid that stinks

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Blake28104, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Dec 13, 2011 at 5:07 PM
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    the other day i noticedthis strange smell . the smell is coming from the side where the break booster is . its not burning motor oil . so i got under my taco and it only has 50k miles. there is something leaking above onto the frame and some how getting onto my catalytic converter and burning and and smells like somthing i never have and it stinks like hell . any idea what it might be i think it might be coming from a leaking line from that spot ?
     
  2. Dec 13, 2011 at 5:08 PM
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    Still under warranty? Take it to the dealer. It may be you blinker fluid leaking though.
     
  3. Dec 13, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    ha yeah i thought it was my blinker fluid . well im sure the dealer will try to charge me . saying my lift is what is causing it
     
  4. Dec 13, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    its not coolant its a fluid maybe power steering or brake fluid maybe thats what area its coming from or maybe from a line from the two . idk
     
  5. Dec 13, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    Lol +1 for sense of humor. Are you sure it's leaking on the cat's and not the headers? Maybe something with the power steering. I'd start by checking all of my fluids. Do you have tow package? Maybe something is leaking from the coolant lines for your trans.
     
  6. Dec 13, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    Only fluid reservoirs over there IIRC is brake and possibly clutch.

    I suppose it's possible thought very unlikely that somehow gear oil is backing up the breather tubes right there and some how dripping on your cat. That'd be pretty odd though.

    There should only be AC heater fuel brake and vacuum lines around there I think. Maybe tranny cooler lines as said.
     
  7. Dec 13, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    yeah its on the cats i can see it on there and its not getting on the headers . not clue how the hell its on the cats but its burning on there becuase i got under the truck to see if i can see where its coming from and yeah i got the tow package on my truck and my best guess is that it its coming from the lines running somewhere under where the drivers side dripping onto the fram and then however its getting on to the cat converter but its not on the cat heat sheild. seems stange to me :confused:
     
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    Next best course of action in the morning would to check all fluids on level ground. If all checks out then start it up and look for leaks if you still don't find anything let it run for a few minutes to let everything warm up the look again.
     
  9. Dec 13, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    Could you have driven through something that splashed up on there and smells? Do you see any leaks? Drops on the garage floor? If so, what color is it?
     
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    The stinkiest fluid is gear oil.
     
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    idk it not thick like gear oil unless its coming from the steering ? its kinda yellow is from what i see. but most is like soaked into the metal like a slow leek not enough to drip . but i will watch the fluid and see. i think ill call the dealer tomorrow and see what they think or how they can rip me off !
     
  12. Dec 13, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    Its not thick like grease or anything its somthing with a thin consitancy
     
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    also its kinda oilly right under the break booster but i dont any leaking from the break fluid or lines
     
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    my coolant is pink its nit the coolant leaking
     
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    Until reading past the headline, i thought it was more of a personal problem that a '2nd gen' issue...
     
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    well i was wondering if anyone else ( Gen 2 ) was having the same problem or had the same issue but thank you for your input though ! :D
     
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    Only thing I can think of that's that color would be brake fluid so maybe brake master or clutch slave?? Tranny fluid isn't yellow either. Have you checked all the fluid levels?
     
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    A "friend" put limburger cheese on my catalytic convertor when we were in high school. You want to talk about stink?:rolleyes: It was almost liquid by the time I found it.

    If you have a fluid leak at the brake booster, then it's probably brake fluid from a leaking master cylinder. Not sure why that would stink.
     
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    gear oil smells like shit imo maybe thats it?
     
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    gear oil burning off smells really weird

    Never smelled that until I tempered a tool in a bath of gear oil... it's bizzarre

    I'd soak the whole fucking thing down with brake clean and see if it comes back
     
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