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What could this be? a leak or?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by prerunnerSD, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. prerunnerSD

    prerunnerSD [OP] "I Brake for Tailgaters"

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    In my drivers side wheel, suspension and bearing area there's a lot of oil around. It doesn't seem to be leaking on the ground profusely but does anyone have any ideas of what could be causing this?

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  2. knucklehead

    knucklehead Well-Known Member

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    Looks like you popped a CV boot. Grease, isnt it?
     
  3. kmok

    kmok Plastidipped ma Hootus!

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    X2 any better pics of your CV boots?
     
  4. Hillingdoner

    Hillingdoner Well-Known Member

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    Looks like it is probably a boot issue. Look really close at the boot, rotate the assembly with the wheel jacked up and move the boot around by hand to see any cracks, tears or if the boot has "popped" as previously mentioned.

    Only other thought is diff vents. You'd be able to smell that pretty obvious though.
     
  5. ilove_taco_ma

    ilove_taco_ma Well-Known Member

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    yea looks like cv boot torn.
     
  6. Phuket

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    from experience, ur cv is broke
     
  7. prerunnerSD

    prerunnerSD [OP] "I Brake for Tailgaters"

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    took it to car wash and high pressure hosed off all oil/grease, not sure what it is yet.

    going to take a look it later and post more pics after driving it.
     
  8. VirginiaBound

    VirginiaBound Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    It's your cv boot. No big deal. :thumbsup:
     
  9. prerunnerSD

    prerunnerSD [OP] "I Brake for Tailgaters"

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    Should i get this fixed right away? is it real bad to be driving with a bad cv joint?

    Bad consequences?

    hope it isnt to costly to fix I just finished putting a cat in it :(
     
  10. prerunnerSD

    prerunnerSD [OP] "I Brake for Tailgaters"

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    took this pic today
     
  11. buzzard1992

    buzzard1992 Yep

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    Id go ahead and get it fixed. if you wait too long youll have to replace the whole half shaft. which isnt super expenisive if you know how to do it
     
  12. Fast_Freddy

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    is your oil filter on tight? the last picture you posted, looks to show a wet spot above the cv, leading me to believe its coming from a lose filter...
     
  13. Seandaman

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    Agree, check oil filter. Mine had similair, turns out I dripped oil when swapping out filters.
     
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