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oil dripping

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by johnny230, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    johnny230

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    sup guys, my taco seems to be dripping a little, i noticed a few spots in the driveway, so went under to check, drain plug for oil is tight no sign of leaks and the oil filter is good to, i see oil on the black skid plate under the truck tho, looks like a small bit of oil on the transmission , but everything looks tight, any suggestions? im freaking out
     
  2. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    on your driver side is the fill and drain plug for your front diff. that's right above the skid plate. check for a leak there. you can see it with a flashlight without taking the skid off.

    edit: shit im thinking 2nd gen. though it's probably in the same neighborhood.
     
  3. Oct 12, 2011 at 11:05 AM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Im betting rear main seal. are you sure its motor oil?
     
  4. Oct 12, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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    yea almost positive its motor oil
     
  5. Oct 12, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    well if the back of the engine/front of the trans is wet then its the rear main seal. Only way to fix it is to either drop the transmission or remove the engine.
     
  6. Oct 12, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    fantastic lol
     
  7. Oct 12, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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    Check the oil filter on a V6 if seaping it blows back and appears to be a main seal, snug it up, wash the area and see where you are at.
     
  8. Oct 12, 2011 at 11:21 AM
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    all around the oil filter seems to be completly dry
     
  9. Oct 12, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    newertoy

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    Be sure its oil--not radiator fluid--
     
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