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Oil Leak

im a newbe, i got a question. i have a 1999 7.3psd that ive just noticed is leaking oil. its not comming from the oil filter, or drain plug. right off the housing between engine and tranny... i was afrain of a rear main, but when i checked up top i found a puddle in the middle of the manifold. but i can not tell where the leak is comming from! any ideas.. or pics of where to look, would be great. if its too major ill probly have to take it in, but dont want to. thanks
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welcome to the forum!

this should help
my cac tubes were leaking a while back, the clamps needed a snug up. solved my problem...
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thanks much.. ill give it a look. like your thread said, i was thinking rear main. im relieved. my 99 truck only has 50k on it, ive had several stupid little problems with it, and the rear main would have pushed me right into a dodge.
oops.. am i allowed to use that word??? (im not that desperate)
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oil leak

Lynn,
I'm new too. Just had the same symptoms on 02 7.3. Turns out to be the high pressure oil pump leaking at connections. Mine is located driver's side of the fuel filter. Has two lines coming off to the driver's side & also has an 18mm plug in the rear of pump w/snap ring retainer. Looks like a freeze plug. If yours has this pump it's worth a look.
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thanks gary. hopefully tonight ill get a little time to check it out. i ride a motorcycle for transportation but i have family visiting for the 4th, and they want to go out in the boat, out so i have to get that truck fixed.
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welcome to the forum!

this should help
my cac tubes were leaking a while back, the clamps needed a snug up. solved my problem...
brian
http://www.powerstrokeforum.com/foru...read.php?t=958

i got my hand under the orange part of the cac tubes (near the hose clamps) it was covered with fresh oil. the hose clamps did seem loose, i tightened them up, both sides. im thinking you were right on, that would be an easy fix. thanks!! unrelated to the oil leak, while i was digging around in there i happened to notice on the exhaust side of the turbo 2 hex bolts about 1 inch long, one was very loose the other was one more thread from being gone!! the truck only has 50k on it, its shaking itself apart i guess. i snugged them up, should i locktight these?? thanks again to all you guys for your help, you probly saved me a bunch of $$
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spray it down with degreaser and clean it up good.
keep an eye on it to see if that was indeed the cause...

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i did.. degreased it real good. ill keep an eye on the engine valley, hopefully it stays dry. the truck is going to get used pretty hard in a couple weeks. ill let you know, thanks again
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