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Eric
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11/04/2007
18:56:28

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my 2000 3.9l 4X4 manual transmission. after about two days theres a quarter size oil spot on the ground i crawled under and the oil is on the front differential and i wiped off the oil and dirt today and the oil is red collored so it wouldnt be engine oil right/ mabe differential oil, cause its a 5 speed it couldnt be tranny oil.



dakota49
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11/04/2007
19:57:50

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Eric, it could be power steering fluid, just something to check.
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Dakota49
1988 3.9 4X4 5speed



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11/04/2007
22:06:24

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thnx i will check that. if its power stering fluid would it run over the front diff cause thats where it drips from.



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11/05/2007
08:40:04

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Eric, I have a small oil leak with my power steering pump, and it goes all over, I have put in some power steering stop leak and its nearly stopped, mine is at the front seal, yours could be a hose, and that could deffintly cause it. The oil in the front drive should be gear oil so I doubt if it would be gear oil. Unless its synthetic, in that case I'm not sure.
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Dakota49
1988 3.9 4X4 5speed



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11/06/2007
19:18:00

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i checked tho power steering fliud level and on the stick it has this rubber flap around it and when checking do you push stick all the way in or just to rubber flap???



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11/06/2007
20:04:54

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Eric, push the stick all the way back in to get a correct measurement, plus it will have at least 2 marks, one for cold, one for hot. It will make a difference which one you use. Power steering fluid, like auto-trans fluid will expand a lot when it gets hot.
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Dakota49
1988 3.9 4X4 5speed



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11/07/2007
21:43:04

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thank you. ya one side says cold and other says hot.



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11/08/2007
19:13:58

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Eric, just so you know it doesn't take a lot of oil, to make things look really messy. I would suggest you wash it off at a car wash and then you can look at the power steering hoses and the area around the pump to see if its leaking any oil.
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Dakota49
1988 3.9 4X4 5speed



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