I have a 1996 3.2L V6 Rodeo.
After alot of grunting and exploring, I have localized a coolant leak to the
From underneath the SUV, move the wire bundles out of the way that are just
forward (towards the front) in front of the oil pan.
The leak seems to be oozing from above the forward driver-side edge of the
oil pan cover (where the * is)
| oil |
| | pan |
| | |
|*|______________| fwd |/
| | |
_ | | ___| <oil cooler and oil
I can't for the life of me figure out what is there that coolant can be
coming from and how to get to it.
Maybe the top of the oil cooler assembly (where it joins to the block), but
I can't see up in there.
If there is a leak of something where the cooler attaches to the block,
would that be an oil leak or a coolant leak?? (I thought that coolant went
through the hoses that go into the side of the cooler near the oil filter)
My Haynes's manual does not have an exploded view of the whole engine, so it
doesn't help. (The best picture that shows the area is on Page 3-9 Figure
8-1. The leak would be about a 3/4 to 1" higher and slightly to the right
of the "E" circle.)
Any suggestions or ideas welcome. Anyone seen this before, or is familiar
enough with this area who knows what's going on??