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Leaking toyota tacoma 2004

After a few hours my toyota tacoma 2004 starts leaking a clear viscous fluid in front, mixed with bit of oil so it leaves a stain. someone reckons it might be power steering fluid, others coolant. is this an easy fix for a novice or should I take it in immediately to be checked out?

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One way to find out if it is antifreeze put a little bit on your finger and taste yes it sounds gross but if it is sweet tasting it is antifreezeand that would leave out a coolant leak then go check out power steering leak it also could be the steering rack could have a leak good luck

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SOURCE: Power Steering Leak. 1986 Toyota Cressida

The power steering system is very simple check all of these and you will find it. the pump has a high pressure line and a low/ return line. check for leaks in the line fill-up with fluid with some ne inside turning steering when looking for leaks if none in line check rack and pinnion/gear box. Its just (4) components to check Pump, reservoir, Lines(pressureline/ return line) rack and pinion. Good Luck

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SOURCE: Power steering fluid leak in two places on power rod under truck

it sounds like tour power steering rack and pinion may be leaking this is what you call the actuator rod.

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SOURCE: check engine light on 2003 toyota tacoma, O2 sensor?

An O2 sensor code is a tricky one. It could mean SEVERAL different things, and I know how bad it sucks to hear this, but your best bet is to take it in and have a diagnostic ran on it at either a dealer or a good mechanic shop with a computer they can hook up to it. I had an "O2" code come up a while back on another car I used to have, and literally spent weeks and hundreds of dollars trying to fix it, and never did. Finally out of desperation took it in, paid the $90, and they found the problem and fixed it in like 30 minutes. Something I would have never even thought of was causing it (can't remember off the top of my head). After that I stopped wating time and money on check engine lights. One comes on in my car, I take it to have it ran for free at and auto parts store just to make sure it's not a loose gas cap or something, just to get an idea of what I'm looking at, then go and make an appointment to have to hooked up to a diagnostic computer to track down the problem. Good luck, and hope this helps save you some time and money.

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