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DJa_cek 06-05-2010 02:37 PM

[WK 5,7 06] - drips ?
Hello ! What does someone know this drips ?
Does anyone know what it is ? :confused:

Thanks in advance ! :)

Scottina06 06-05-2010 03:21 PM

Re: [WK 5,7 06] - drips ?
what color is the fluid and what does it smell like?

DJa_cek 06-05-2010 03:24 PM

Re: [WK 5,7 06] - drips ?
transparent and oily :confused:

maxst2 06-05-2010 04:24 PM

Re: [WK 5,7 06] - drips ?
tranny or motor oil ima guessing. More tranny by the comment you gave.

jeepster23 06-05-2010 04:25 PM

Re: [WK 5,7 06] - drips ?
power steering or brake fluid if its clear and oily is my guess

Chaoul1 06-05-2010 05:23 PM

Re: [WK 5,7 06] - drips ?
Tranny Fluid. Looks like mine. 5.7L are known for this.

DJa_cek 06-06-2010 10:55 AM

Re: [WK 5,7 06] - drips ?

Originally Posted by Chaoul1 (Post 217514)
Tranny Fluid. Looks like mine. 5.7L are known for this.

this is not well :(

bluethunderjeep 06-06-2010 01:49 PM

Re: [WK 5,7 06] - drips ?

Originally Posted by DJa_cek (Post 217745)
this is not well :(

The tranny cooler lines are known to leak, and have to be replaced. The lines run from the transmission cooler in front of the rad back to the tranny. But it seems your leak is on the wrong side to be the cooler lines. Mine dripped from the engine skid plate on the opposite side. I would get a drip or two on the garage floor every couple of days during the winter, but now that the warmer weather is here, mine has stopped. I bough new lines, but haven't installed them yet; the dealer wants two hours to replace them.


Scottina06 06-06-2010 01:52 PM

Re: [WK 5,7 06] - drips ?
pull that plastic skid plate off and see wheres its coming from

05wkguy 06-08-2010 07:55 PM

Re: [WK 5,7 06] - drips ?
Looks like oil from the little drain pan under the oil filter. Maybe it's not tight enough?

Escape 06-08-2010 11:43 PM

Re: [WK 5,7 06] - drips ?
Couple of ideas where it could be coming from.

Trans cooler lines - wrong side as mentioned before.
Power steering line/Hydraulic fan line
Oil pressure sensor
Could just be drips from the oil filter

I have fixed all the above myself and the only ones that are a PIA are the trans cooler lines. If they leak again I'm getting some custom lines made.

Take off the plastic skid guard and take some pics of where it is coming from.

dr.lee.baugh 02-14-2011 06:46 AM

Re: [WK 5,7 06] - drips ?
As others have mentioned, it looks to be on the wrong side for the trans cooler lines (I'm on my third set now...)

I also think it unlikely to be from the oil filter (as that is on the same side as the tranny lines).

It looks (IMO) to be the steering rack or lines, but checking the colour of the fluid should help. You will get a much better view if you remove the skid plate. Also dropping the plate may also give you a better idea as to how badly it is leaking.

Have you checked fluid levels? Anything low?

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