Here's the deal:
I've lurked here for a long time, but haven't had a reason to post until now. I appear to have 2 issues..
I've got an 04 with the 4.7 HO that seems to have sprung a leak -- that may have stopped? After starting from cold to move into the street to snowblow - I left and my wife called to tell me that where the jeep sat after moving there was a leak of some sort.
I thought it was brake fluid - it appeared to be yellow and near the passenger side brakeline. (I changed the oil to mobile 1 800 miles or so ago at most, so the engine oil is still pretty clean) Upon further inspection it seems to have come from higher up on that side. It seems to be dripping onto the muffler now and smoking a little. The starter etc seemed to have quite a bit of oil on them (as did the brake line and the electrical (abs sensor?) on that side against the 'frame.'
Any ideas? all 3 ends of the breather hose are shot and need replacing, but I can't seem to find anything else leaking that I can see without a lift. The brakes seem fine... fluid isn't moving. To that effect, the engine oil is currently good as well. It seems unlikely that the breather hose would kick out that much oil - and it doesn't seem wet enough on top compared to what I see down on the rail/ypipe/starter/etc.
Large evap leak showed up at the same time. I didn't think they were connected but they could be. My wife actually had thought it was my car that was leaking (they were parked near eachother.) I drive the car DD, she the wj. I was PO'd that my car was leaking - but she told me that night that there as an engine code on the WJ. It's a large evap leak.. annnnd my car isn't the one leaking.. Could the two be related? I've read that there is lots of rubber to check for the evap leak - but the vents all work so the vacuum doesn't seem to be that low... And what are the odds that the two issues aren't related? Coincidence is always possible... but this is frustrating.
I let it sit in the garage for a few days and took it out until it was warm today - no more extra leaking so far under it.. and i let it get warm. I had started it a couple of times and didn't notice more dripping either...
Any guesses on either (or both) of these guys?