Hey guys just got my first jeep. 2002 tj x with 77k. I was walking out to my jeep this morning and noticed a little oil on the concrete. After further inspection I noticed the dribbles where coming from the bottom of the bell housing. What is the usual fix to get rid of this annoying leak?
Before concluding that its the RMS, check for an oil leak in the valve cover next to the firewall (easy fix). Seems to be pretty common and oil will drip down the motor past the RMS and onto the bell housing.
'99 Chili Pepper TJ - I4 PowerTech motor
Ok I'm starting to think it is the valve cover. After I wiped down the bellhousing and oil pan. I let it sit for about 30 mins and no residual oil. I popped the hood and the back of the valve cover does have some oil residue. I wanna degrease the engine and see what pops up. But before I do is there anything I should not get water on? I know to stay away from the electrical but is they anything else?
That oil thats on your picture doesn't look like tranny fluid to me. That looks brown, tranny fluid is a dark purple. Smell the oil, trany fluid and engine oil don't smell the same either. I'm with kfdjason on calling bs