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Oil leaks Search 3 gen

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by CoolToyota, Apr 10, 2024.

  1. Apr 10, 2024 at 10:33 AM
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    CoolToyota

    CoolToyota [OP] New Member

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    I posted in this forum Timing Time just in Time - this has prompted me to locate and correct some leaks I have - while I have to clean it up and see if I can pinpoint the source I’ve looked and yet have not found any info on the 5VZ-FE 4x4 Oil Pan removal procedure - I’ve found 2wd and other vehicles w same engine but since I’m new to Toyotas and 4 runners not sure how specific my search needs to be - any advice appreciated !
     
  2. Apr 10, 2024 at 2:39 PM
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    steelevo

    steelevo Not so new anymore...

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    If you have pictures of the potential oil leak source, that would be helpful. A few things to check will be valve covers, oil pan, front main seal (while you're doing the timing belt), and rear main seal (will require transmission removal).

    A UV dye with a black light will yield the best results in locating the leak.
     
  3. Apr 10, 2024 at 3:11 PM
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    Any particular dye you would recommend ?
     
  4. Apr 10, 2024 at 3:13 PM
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    You will have to wait on some responses for this, from people who have used it recently. It has been 20+ years since I've had to use something like that.
     
  5. Apr 11, 2024 at 8:12 AM
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