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Valve covers or steering rack?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by bmf4069, Sep 15, 2018 at 3:18 PM.

  1. Sep 15, 2018 at 3:18 PM
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    Valve covers are definitely, but is the rack leaking too?

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    May be that the valve cover gasket backside is dripping down onto the rack from above. Those cam half moons on the cover and the seal right there seem to be failure points especially on the drivers side valve covers.
     
  3. Sep 15, 2018 at 6:06 PM
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    This is the pass side all cleaned up prior to new gasket/cover install and half moons glued in with the Toy sealant.

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    Ahhhhhh, I see now. Didn't know those little pieces were back there. I'm gonna get new gaskets and replace em. I'm just hoping its oil on the rack, not the rack leaking. Buuuut I did have to fill my PS reservoir the other day since the pump started whining......
     
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    Yep. Mine was a little low a few months ago, but did not see any leak spots. Topped her off and she is good again. No drop in level since then. Not sure whats going on, but not too worried about it.
     

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