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My Oil is Leaking

I was under my truck a few days ago and noticed that I have oil dripping under my truck. It doesn't appear to be alot(no puddles). Do ya'll have any idea what's causing it? Thanks for the help!

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is it leaking from that bolt or higher up?? could be a rear main seal....
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is it leaking from that bolt or higher up?? could be a rear main seal....
The drops are forming from the bolts, but I am guessing the leak is higher up.
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mine is leakin from that to.
i have searched it tho yet.
like u said no puddles, but very wet
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The drops are forming from the bolts, but I am guessing the leak is higher up.
i think its the rear main....i could be wrong but mine was leaking there and suddenly stopped after i lifted my truck...its weird...lol
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thats the front of the engine.
right behind the fan.
which main seal are you talkin about?
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Mine is wet like that to, By the fan.

Maybe a drop or two every ones in awhile.
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I can't tell from the pic where the leak is coming from, but it looks a little on the serious side. I better go check mine, because it has had every problem known for an 01!
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I have a leak that has developed in the last 3 months as well. It is towards the rear of the engine is very slow. I would have never known about it if I didn't smell it one day because it dripped on the exhaust. Not sure where and I haven't bothered trying to find out either.

If it is something stupid like the plug or filter, it will go away after the next oil change. If it is something more complicated, I probably won't be fixing it anyway. Why exert the effort :)
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It looks more like the front main that rear. Is it wet behind the crank pulley?

Is your PS pump leaking?


My right valve cover is leaking a bit making it look like a rear main leak. I think im gonna do a head/cam swap to fix that problem.
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After reading your post, I went out and got under my truck. Damn it, my front diff is leaking! Going to the dealer tomorrow.
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I had 2 front diff seals replaced in 65k miles on my 02
(mostly highway miles too ugh)
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This is #2 for me too, 69,000 miles
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mine is the rear main
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Had that fixed too
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mine is the rear main
mine leaks about a half quart in between oil changes
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theres two rubber O ring type gaskets under those bolts, there part of the oil pan.

your probley gonna need a oil pan gasket set. you have to remove the engine to change it and theres more to the oil pan then just bolts on a 4.0 OHC motor, the pan is a structure part of the engine.
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I have that same problem.

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theres two rubber O ring type gaskets under those bolts, there part of the oil pan.

your probley gonna need a oil pan gasket set. you have to remove the engine to change it and theres more to the oil pan then just bolts on a 4.0 OHC motor, the pan is a structure part of the engine.
If that's the case I am going to cry cause I doubt it will be covered under extended warrenty and it sounds expensive. If my engine has to come out for any reason I just wanna ell to give me a 5.0.
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If you have an extended warranty it SHOULD be covered! They called and told me that my front diff is not leaking, the vent was loose. We'll see, I told them that I wanted the diff cleaned and I would check it. They will also be listening for the "timing chain rattle" that has been fixed TWICE and never gone away. This is going to be good!
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I took my truck in a week ago to get the oil leak fixed and get the oil chcnged. It was a seal and a gasket. (just figured I'd let ya'll know)I was without my truck for 6 days and it is darn good to have it back! I missed my baby!
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which seal and gasket.
glad you got it back
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which seal and gasket.
glad you got it back
I will try to remember to look at what the paperwork said and let you know. I am so glad I got it back, I was driving around in my grandfathers B4000 that is bone stock and it sucked on gas mileage.
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