1995 Chevrolet Tahoe oil leak

Tiny
DILLPICKLE1980
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  • 1995 CHEVROLET TAHOE
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 245,000 MILES
Hey I have a 1995 Tahoe 2 door and I just bought the truck and I notice every time I drive it and it sits for a lil bit there is a little puddle of oil right under the front axle I was woundering if you could give me a couple of ideas of what it could be im saving up my money and gonna get it fixed but don't have it right now so any info u could provide would be amazing and very helpful
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Saturday, August 29th, 2015 AT 6:13 PM

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Tiny
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I swear just about every one of these leaks front differential fluid where the axle housing attaches to the differential housing. It is an axle seal that will need replaced in most cases.

NOTE: If you are losing that much, check the front differential fluid level to make sure it isn't low. You don't want that to go bad too.
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Saturday, August 29th, 2015 AT 7:30 PM
Tiny
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It's not leaking out of my axle it's leaking motor oil it's just running down and puddling under axle looks like it's leaking oil on the driver side of the truck I'm thinking about trying the blue devil stop oil leak would u recommend this or not?
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Saturday, August 29th, 2015 AT 7:41 PM
Tiny
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Because of how many years I've been working on cars, I don't like the additives. Please keep in mind, it could be engine oil, differential oil, PS fluid, trans fluid. I really would recommend cleaning everything up under the vehicle, driving it for a short distance, and then locating the source of the leak.
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Saturday, August 29th, 2015 AT 7:45 PM
Tiny
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It's deffenttly motor oil what would be the best thing to clean it with and should I be worried about it being major I mean it leaks a spot big as a small kitchen plate but only on driver side and a few spots right under engine
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Saturday, August 29th, 2015 AT 7:53 PM
Tiny
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Some advise would be very helpfull
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Saturday, August 29th, 2015 AT 8:01 PM
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Sunday, August 30th, 2015 AT 5:08 PM
Tiny
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As far as cleaning it, I would purchase a can of engine cleaner at a parts store and take it to a car wash where there is high pressure water. Just follow the directions the manufacturer provides.

Just for the heck of it, double check to make sure the drain plug is tight as well as the oil filter.
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Monday, August 31st, 2015 AT 8:36 AM
Tiny
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I've check both of them there tight it's puddling up in the front on the chassie bar and running down the shield under my front axle then dripping so we're ever it's leaking it's got to be in the front of the motor but I've looked at motor and didn't see any were leaking there are some black hoses above were it's puddling up at are there hoses that run oil through them I just don't want to take it to a dealer and pay 95$ for them to diagnose the problem it leaks more when I drive it longer distances
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Monday, August 31st, 2015 AT 9:12 AM
Tiny
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Some were made with rubber oil cooler lines. It could be one of them.
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Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 AT 11:05 AM

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