Like the title suggests looks like I have a leak on my oil pan and also on the trans. . . . . lets start with the oil pan.
I was doing an oil change on the truck today and noticed the starter was really dirty with some kind of fluid. I looked around and noticed right above it the front of the transmission was caked with what looked like old oil. Above that on the oil pan I could see 2 bolts that were wet with oil. The rest of the oil pan and all the bolts are dry except the 2 bolts in the corner right before the transmission.
Here are some pictures:
View looking up at drain plug: You can see all the black on the front of the trans and that little black spot between the pan and starter is one of the bolts im talking about
Pointing to it
I have read on here about an oil pan gasket. Could this be the reason im leaking? I dont know how long the leak has been going for but I would guess either somewhere in the last 3,000 miles ,or, the leak started before my last oil change but was not to the point it is now so I did not notice it. It does seem like a slow leak before doing the oil change the dip stick read about half an inch from full. I also have not noticed any oil dripping on the garage floor and I probably wont since it seems like its just caking up on the trans and starter. What would be the next thing to do? How do I know if the whole oil pan has to be replaced or just the gasket?
Thanks in advance for answering this but I have yet another question below:
Also when under the truck today I noticed this on the trans:
No idea what the two cylinder looking things on the trans are but the one on the left is what I am talking about. If you guys can tell me what that is or what it looks like by looking at the pictures I would appreciate it.
Thanks a lot