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Oily front axle help!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by white toy taco, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Mar 12, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    white toy taco

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    ok so i have an 02 4x4 taco and i noticed that the front drivers side axle is covered in oil and grime.
    Im assuming that there is a leak somewhere but im not sure how to figure out where it would be AND how to fix it...
    So any help you guys can give me will be greatly appreciated. heres a pic of the axle...

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  2. Mar 12, 2012 at 3:31 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    looks like mabye a cv.....
    hard to see in the pic
     
  3. Mar 12, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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    TacoMX

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    doesn't look like they are actively leaking. Some grease probably leaked out of the boots from around and under the clamps. If there are no holes in the boots just clean everything up and put some better hose clamps on the boots.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2012 at 7:02 AM
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    TIPICOTACO

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    When I first got my truck I discovered a similar situation (though not nearly as grimy looking). I was afraid I would have to replace my CV, but first I wanted to see where the leak was. I thoroughly cleaned the shaft and boot and waited for the leak to return. After 5 months, still no leak, (hopefully there is still some grease in there :eek:) and I have determined it was spillage from a sloppy oil change.

    My suggestion, like TacoMX said, is clean that sucker really well, tighten the clamp if needed, and keep an eye out for a leak. GL
     
  5. Mar 13, 2012 at 7:20 AM
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    JLee

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    It does look like a old leak I don't think your still leaking. Also you can't tighten the clamps on the CV you will need to replace the clamps if bad.
     
  6. Mar 13, 2012 at 9:15 AM
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    ok thanks guys. ill clean it off and watch out for more leaks down the road
     
  7. Mar 14, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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    Phearson

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    When a CV goes bad and leaks or the bot gets ripped open it flings oil allll oveeerrrr... Such a pain in the ass.
     
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