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Old July 15th, 2010, 09:54 PM
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Please help me identify this missing bolt

I noticed a small drip on the garage floor and went underneath to check it out. I noticed that I am missing a bolt in a very important looking location. What goes here? What leaked out that needs to be replaced?
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Old July 15th, 2010, 09:58 PM
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transfercase? needs gear oil. don't drive
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Old July 15th, 2010, 10:00 PM
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That is the hole for the wading plug. Unless you are fording water, nothing should be there.

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Old July 15th, 2010, 10:15 PM
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Went in for an oil change about 2 weeks ago and that is when the drops started to show up on the garage floor. Have driven about 500 miles since then. Everything seems to be working OK.

We have two very different opinions above, anyone care to break this 1-1 tie?
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Old July 15th, 2010, 11:24 PM
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That looks like a wading plug hole. What kind of oil did you get changed? Engine or transmission/transfercase? Did you switch to synthetic? What color is the oil? What does it smell like? Gear oil has a very distinctive smell. Looks like you have an 83 done to 08 standard? Maybe an automatic box? so I doubt it's gear oil.
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Old July 15th, 2010, 11:35 PM
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It's a 5 speed manual. I had engine oil changed.
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Old July 16th, 2010, 12:31 AM
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Pretty sure that's the wading plug hole as Ron described.
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Old July 16th, 2010, 05:40 AM
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It's the wading plug.

SO, if oil is coming out (which it shouldn't) then either the engine rear crank seal is leaking (if the oil is black/golden) or the gearbox input shaft seal is leaking (in which case, the oil will be a red colour as the gearbox takes ATF/MTF type oil)

Either way, it's engine or box out to replace said seal.
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Old July 16th, 2010, 08:42 AM
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Hmmm, I wonder if oil is leaking from somewhere else and getting blown to that point while driving. That is the low point for that area. It is where oil would drip to if it was sprayed from elsewhere. I'll clean the aa up real good and tighten the oil drain plug and check it again in a few miles.
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Old July 16th, 2010, 01:15 PM
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check your oil level. If they overfilled, this can cause the rear crank seal to leak.

I 3rd (4th, 5th) thats; the wading plug hole. Nothing should be in there unless you're wading.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 10:42 PM
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check your oil level. If they overfilled, this can cause the rear crank seal to leak.

I 3rd (4th, 5th) thats; the wading plug hole. Nothing should be in there unless you're wading.
And we have a winner!!! I checked the engine oil level. It was just overfilled by the shop.

Thanks for the help everyone.
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