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Unknown Fluid

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by JayARRGHH, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    JayARRGHH

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    Alright I didn't know what to search for this but, my front end has been pissing some kind of fuel, I can't tell if its tranny fluid, power steering, brake fluid, a figment of my imagination? Any help guys? Thanks.

    EDIT: The top of the picture is the tail end of the truck's skid plate.
    So the fluid is pooling on the passenger side.
     
  2. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    Picture doesn't work, what color is the fluid, where is it coming from, is your truck operating in any unusual ways?

    Let's start with those.
     
  3. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    This^^
     
  4. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    ummm yeah
    smell??????
     
  5. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    sorry I think i fixed it
    the fluid looks like someone sprayed the underside with a hose of this stuff, but its all pooling on the skid on the passenger side, i saw drips on the tranny pan and on the UCA
     
  6. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    Can't really tell what color it is in the pic. maybe try dipping your finger in it to see the color?
     
  7. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    its red and smells like tranny fluid but the pan gasket didn't seem to be leaking anywhere.
     
  8. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:09 PM
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    do you have a tranny cooler? It could be that or possibly the power steering.
     
  9. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    It could be leaking from the dipstick tube, near where it goes into the tranny. Check there.
     
  10. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    Clean the skid plate and then look at it after that and see what color it is and what not, but i sounds like tranny fluid.
     
  11. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    :popcorn: Don't the trans lines run near the UCA's?
     
  12. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    alright its the tranny cooler lines. good call!
    I'm trying to upload a pic of where to see if theres any help.
     
  13. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    its leaking from the right side of the coupling. Its clearly all rusty and the paint (?) is peeling off and what not. Any quick fixes? Any issues if I don't fix it immediately?
     
  14. Feb 20, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    Looks like you're probably going to need a new fitting. I would clean everything really good and see exactly whats leaking (maybe a hole/crack in the hose?)
     
  15. Feb 21, 2011 at 10:15 AM
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    alright thanks man, big help.
     
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