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Old 05-14-2017, 08:00 AM
Drw814 Drw814 is offline
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Default Oil leak where engine meets transmission?

I currently have a slow oil leak between the engine an tranny. After driving the truck, it will leave 1-3 drops on the driveway/parking lot. It seems to only leak when it's running, as it can sit for days after being driven and not leak. The truck is a 96 ranger, auto, 4.0, 4x4 with 92k miles.

After reading I figured it was the rear main seal, but the oil distribution under the truck seems odd for a rear main problem. To me it looks like the oil pan gasket is leaking. I thought it was coming from the oil filter assembly, so I had the seal replaced where the oil filter bracket meets the engine. Still leaking.

I am going to bring the truck in to a mechanic sometime in the near future to get a real diagnosis, but I am going to try the little things first (making sure oil pan bolts are tight etc.)

Any thoughts/suggestions? See pics below.

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Old 05-14-2017, 08:17 AM
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Default Re: Oil leak where engine meets transmission?

Wash everything off with a good degreaser. Could be coming from several places, going to be hard to tell without cleaning.
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Old 05-14-2017, 12:29 PM
Jswifto Jswifto is offline
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Valve cover gaskets maybe
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