Oil leak on my '95 2.3 auto
I took my Ranger to Wal-Mart on Tuesday for an oil change and they said I had an oil leak and that I was half a quart low when I got there. They also said I had a transmission leak, but I've known about the trans leak for years and I usually only have to add a quart every 5-6 months or so as it's just a small leak at the pan. Anyway, my truck leaves a fresh wet spot of oil on the ground every morning that's the size of a melon so today I decided to crawl under it and take a look.
I'm a big guy so I couldn’t get that far under the truck, but I did notice the oil pan was completely coated in oil, but not leaking from any one spot. I also didn't see any cracks or holes in the pan so I'm wondering if the oil could be leaking from a stripped oil pan drain plug? I crawled under from the driver's side which is why I couldn't get a good look at the drain plug. I'm asking this because I've always had my oil changed at Wal-Mart and I've recently read some articles online where folks claim that Wal-Mart is notorious for stripping drain plugs when they do oil changes. Is this true?