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Old 02-18-2017, 09:35 AM   #1
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have an oil leak coming from the front of the hemi engine area. Clear oil no smell . Any ideas before I take it to shop. Let me say this:.. I have a bad back & cant physically get my old butt under it to look. Any thoughts are welcomed! Thanks

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Old 02-18-2017, 09:58 AM   #2
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The only time my 04 marked it's territory was when the power steering hose connection at the rack started leaking. This puddle was drivers side front about a foot back from the bumper. Was an easy fix also.
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Ps or the oil pressure switch likely starting to leak have it looked at pronto if you can't get under there and do yourself
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Maybe slide a piece of cardboard under it and see what color it is. Engine or power steering. As mentioned, power steering leak is common on the early trucks. Beware many mechanics will diagnosis it as a seal on the r&p. ($650)
When it's a hose crimp, that a simple hose clamps will fix.
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If it's the op switch it would be motor oil correct? This oil is clear & no smell what-so-ever, IDK? going in shop next week. Thank you to all who replied! n HTC RULES!! RTR!
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That's odd it's one of the two though bark are clearish in color
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Condensation?
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took a pain pill & just did 2 oil changes, wifey's 02 chevy TB'er & the hemi. Couldn't find any oil deposit's under the Hemi. Power steering was whining a bit , checked the power steering fluid EMPTY. Filled with PS fluid & drove, no whining no leaking WTH? I'm thinking PS pump. Any ideas? Thanks guy's
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Keep an eye on it, you'll find it. Like stated more than likely it's the hose connection at the rack or the press. switch. I found leak's at both place's on mine.
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Unplug the Ps pressure sensor and see if the plug is wet may be leaking at max pressure on turns
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