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oil splatter under hood!

In the last few days, my truck has started bogging a few times, not due to shifting wrong. Also, today i saw a bird fly under my fender and i opened the hood to get it out, and oil was splattered under my hood on the right side, toward the front. Help!!???
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You didn't have to start a new thread. You should have just gone into your first thread and bumped it.

Right side as in driver's side?
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Sorry man. I didn't know you could do that(newb). Correct, drivers side.
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Check to see if you still have a dipstick. It could have blown out.

What year and engine?
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It's a 2000 2wd 2.5L 5-speed. The dipstick's still there, and i couldn't find where there could have been a leak. Maybe something near my belts? that's the only explanation i can come up with(splatter under hood)
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What color was the oil? Is it doing it every time you drive?
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No, only a few times in the last 4 days. The oil was normal color-brownish.
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power steering pump? I know they can leak at the pulley and then the pulley splatters it everywhere.
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Could that in any way explain the bogging too?
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Naw, I wouldnt think so. And what is the best way to remove oil from the engine bay and engine, I had an oil line bust the other day, and sprayed my motor.
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Quarter Car Wash!
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Could that in any way explain the bogging too?
Im not sure if it would or not, I wouldnt think it would. If it was bad enough then maby... I dont know lol

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Naw, I wouldnt think so. And what is the best way to remove oil from the engine bay and engine, I had an oil line bust the other day, and sprayed my motor.
Just use some engine degreaser.
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Schatten, you were right. The power steering pump leaked and dripped on the pulleys under it. I'm pretty sure if i buy power steering "stop leak" fluid, it'll fix it. Thanks
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It's a longshot but make sure you don't have two stacked oil gaskets between your block and filter, in case the old one stuck to the block. I did that once but it dumped like a quart before I even got out of the driveway so it's probably not the case.
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It's a longshot but make sure you don't have two stacked oil gaskets between your block and filter, in case the old one stuck to the block. I did that once but it dumped like a quart before I even got out of the driveway so it's probably not the case.
I don't think that was my problem. The oil filter? I'll check that later today anyways though, thanks.
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