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Old 08-02-2012, 03:18 PM
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Leaking oil pan.... Loose bolts

So i have been chasing down a leak for a long time now...The other day i simple green'd the back of the motor and washed it off, today i crawl under it to try and search AGAIN ... ( ive seriously looked tons of times) and see fresh oil dripping down the passenger side of the oil pan and no wet area above the pan... ( Valley is completely dry btw)

So i think , what the hell , ill see if the an bolts are loose... and they are , the two back ones... im going to go back out and tighten them up and hope for the best...

I have read before the motor has to come out to change the pan seal?? or can it be done inside the truck ? Hopefully it doesnt come to that

Anyone else have this problem before? i searched and read about on guy a long time ago...

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Back with a report... So the passenger side , the closest bolt to the trans is the one that was loose , none of the other ones... but thats the corner where the leak is coming from , and looks like the rear main area is wet too. So i tighened it up and degreased it again and washed it off... prob wont know more till i drive it ..

Do you guys think just tighting one loose bolt us it will stop that? it wasnt much oil, i never noticed it low and had to add due it... just enough to make a mes everywhere and a few drops everytime its parked...

Im thinking that because the rear main has pressure on it from a bolt on either side.. that just one side plays a big roll in keeping it sealed??

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Old 08-02-2012, 05:45 PM
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IF, that bolt was loose not causing the oil... and the pan was actually still sealed, when you have a EBPV rod leak, does it drip down and come out between the starter and the pan on the passenger rear corner?

Any insight is greatly appreciated!
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