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Old 01-24-2013, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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**sigh**..multiple leaks

I bought this truck as my dream truck while deployed in Afghanistan. I get home a 3 years later it's all to hell. Picked up my buddy in a snowstorm the other night and had a little fun in the snow on the way home. Next morning, I look under the truck and there are about 4 different puddles

Any idea on what these leak(s) are?

There is a leak on the drivers side of the fuel bowl between the bowl and some sort of plate. Also, looks to be fuel in the valley beside the bowl.


Power steering leak on bottom of hydroboost, brakes pulse and the power steering whines while the truck is being turned(low on fluid from leak).


Power steering leak around belts. Seems to be some sort of grinding noise like a bearing is going bad. Maybe bad hose?
Here's a video of sound



Oil leak somewhere on the passenger side front of motor. Dunno where its coming from but the bottom of the hood is sprayed and the bottom of the alternator is sprayed so it leads me to believe its coming from somewhere and hitting the belts.





Lastly, there seems to be an oil leak on the back of the bell housing coming down onto the oil pan. Would this be from a bad seal on the turbo lube line?( I had the turbo off 2 years ago for the EGR delete and it's been marking its territory since with a dime sized spot)

I'm almost ready to pull the plug on my 6.0 and buy either a frontier or tacoma
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I would start with the power steering pump. The fan belt will throw it everywhere and the fan blast will push it into the valley. It is very possible you only have one leak.
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Don't have any advice, just wanted to say thank you for your service.
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I suggest a GOOD cleaning with a de-greaser and check all the areas again. The power steering is pretty obvious source for one leak. It just may be the source of ALL the leaks.

From 20yrs of Army aviation maintenance I have found leaks from a single source in several different areas. All seemed to be different sources but in the end it was only one component requiring replacement. I'm betting the PS leaked onto the belts, then got slung ALL over the place.
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No advice other than what's already been said. Just wanted to say thanks for your service and welcome home!!!!
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Welcome home thanks for yer service. At least they didn't spit on ya when ya came home. Sorry still a little bitterness there I guess.
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Anyone who wears OR has worn a uniform for THIS country is MY HERO!!! You have kept the armies of darkness from marching all over the face of the earth. Hope you get her fixed asap... Sorry I can't point out the leak for ya...Bill
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Thanks guys, I got of support when I was deployed on here about answering questions before I purchased my rig, glad to still feel welcomed. I am out of the service now. I was only in 4 years but spent 2 in theater; 2 deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan back to back with a 6 month break was taking it's toll on my personal and family life.

I'm currently going to school on my VA benefits so I have little left over monthly being a married college student. Having a truck that eats money is killing me. The economy was great when I got it, diesel hasn't left 4 dollars for half a year where I live. I can't afford too many more fixes on my truck. It's sad I really love this thing.

It snowed and iced here all day so I haven't got to pull my truck in the garage. I'll report back when it warms up a little later next week. I'll definitely heed to some of the sugestions!
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Cover your electronics before spraying engine. I suggest ECM behind drivers side battery, relays back of engine compartment drivers side, FICM drivers side above valve caver back. use plastic bags to cover.
These are high maintance trucks, especially on a budget.


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I bought this truck as my dream truck while deployed in Afghanistan. I get home a 3 years later it's all to hell. Picked up my buddy in a snowstorm the other night and had a little fun in the snow on the way home. Next morning, I look under the truck and there are about 4 different puddles

Any idea on what these leak(s) are?

There is a leak on the drivers side of the fuel bowl between the bowl and some sort of plate. Also, looks to be fuel in the valley beside the bowl.


Power steering leak on bottom of hydroboost, brakes pulse and the power steering whines while the truck is being turned(low on fluid from leak).


Power steering leak around belts. Seems to be some sort of grinding noise like a bearing is going bad. Maybe bad hose?
Here's a video of sound



Oil leak somewhere on the passenger side front of motor. Dunno where its coming from but the bottom of the hood is sprayed and the bottom of the alternator is sprayed so it leads me to believe its coming from somewhere and hitting the belts.





Lastly, there seems to be an oil leak on the back of the bell housing coming down onto the oil pan. Would this be from a bad seal on the turbo lube line?( I had the turbo off 2 years ago for the EGR delete and it's been marking its territory since with a dime sized spot)

I'm almost ready to pull the plug on my 6.0 and buy either a frontier or tacoma
First, Thank You for your service. Second, from the photo's, it looks like your fuel pressure regulator o-ring (Ford base part# 9C065)or the secondary fuel filter cap/o-ring is leaking diesel fuel. The leaking fuel will get blown all over the front of the motor from the VDF and will start leaking down the front and driver side front of the engine. It is best to repair the fuel leak and clean the engine before attempting to isolate or repair the other fluid leaks.
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Do the "blue spring" upgrade. It will contain all of the parts to stop your fuel leak as the previous poster said, and will also increase the fuel pressure to save the injectors. Not expensive if you shop for it. Tousey Ford has them.
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