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Old 11-29-2011, 01:51 PM
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Realized after fixing my pitman arm earlier I had oil built up on my front crossmember. I have no clue what the parts are called, but if you could help me id them and possibly tell me how to fix it, it would be greatly appreciated. Here's a few pics.. the first is a reference to kinda get an idea of where the part is located. You can see some oil build up around it. The 2nd and 3rd pics are the only areas I've noticed any oil


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From the pictures it would appear that the oil cooler to front cover gasket is leaking. If it's only residual oil and it's only seeping a little I wouldn't get to worried about it. Before you did anything I would clean the area off real well then run it and see if you see any leaks.

Is it leaking enough to leave drips? Are you using that much oil?
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Yeah it drips, I've had it parked in the same spot since about 10 this morning and it's got about a quarter size spot where its eventually dripped down. How hard is that gasket to replace? Or is it something an actual mechanic would have to do?
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If you just want to replace the gasket it's not that hard to do. You need to drain the coolant first. Remove the 2 bolts holding the oil cooler housing to the front cover. Oil and coolant will leak out so have a drain pan ready. You should be able to flex the oil cooler housing out of the way enough to replace the gasket. It's a little bit of a PITA but possible. I find it easier to access the bolts thru the fender well with a long extension.
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So pretty much a weekend project? Any other possibilities it could be..? On a limited budget so can't exactly just go through replacing everything.. :/
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