Ok, so I changed my oil today and noticed for the first time that there is what looks like a coating of oil across the back half of my YJ, but it doesnt seem to be coming from anywhere? Ideas? Ive included pics
Oil leak getting blown from driving?
Spilling something in the interior and it coming out of a drain plug? Possibilities are endless really!
Get more pictures focusing on where it possibly starts or where the most abundant of the substance is located.
I will take more pictures tomorrow when it is light out. JayCal, that does sound about the area where it is. Whatever it may be its definitely a small leak, I checked the oil level before I changed it, and it didn't need any.
I dont think its oil - not in the rear... that little seal leaks and spins ATF everywhere. Check your ATF level on the fill plug of the transfer case... if its leaking its a small amount at a time - when you park overnight put a piece of cardboard down under the rear driveshaft and see in the am if you have a spot - it would be reddish in color.
Ahh, I gotcha. I'll have to do it when the wind dies down here, no way anything is going to stay in one place tonight. It is probably the original seal from 88, so I wouldn't doubt it needing to be replaced.
On my jeep, after I replaced that seal, it still leaked from there. I found out that the yoke that goes into to the t-case has a metal plug (similar to a freeze plug) that was leaking on mine. I sealed it with some rtv and that completely eliminated the leak. So if after you replace the seal you still have a leak, you might want to check that.
My Jeep did that even after I replaced the seal and bushing in the tail. I found out that the slip yoke has a small hole in it between the ears of the yoke. When you pull the D/S to replace the seal check for a tiny hole in the metal cap between the yokes of the slip part of the D/S. It always slung a bit of atf all over and the bottom of my Jeep looked just like your pic. Never enough to drip on the ground. Never had to add any atf to the tcase between yearly oil changes. I considered it rustproofing! my new D/S has no hole and no leaks...
OOPS to late! LOL..
89' YJ Larado 4.0L,AX15
05' Grand Cherokee Limited, 2"OME lift and a Hemi.