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Hi everyone, first time posting, but long time reader. I usually try to avoid posting when I can, and just browse the threads and read about related problems and figure it out from there. Even though I've found many threads that are similar to the problem Im having, I still can't narrow it down to my next step. so if anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated. Ok so, BAD oil leak problem with my friends 2005 GMC Sierra 1500. It's had this leak for a while, but it's gotten to the point now where it's starting to leave puddles. I power washed the entire area, and I actually got it pretty clean. Today when I looked again to see if I could trace the source, I had a much clearer picture of where the leaks are actually coming from. From what I've read it seems as though it could be the valve cover gasket, the crankshaft sensor, the rear main seal, or even the oil pan gasket. My problem is that to me, it looks like it's coming from almost all these places. I looked inside the bell housing and I don't see it looking completely soaked in oil. It does however, look like the leak is mainly coming from in front of the bell housing behind the engine, in between the two. I'll attach some pictures. These would be from overnight after I power washed it, so the oil hasn't blown anywhere from being driven or anything. Thanks so much to anyone who's got any ideas!
A few weeks ago I started to notice a rattling noise at idle and I figured it was a heat shield or something to do with my exhaust. Well it started to get more noticeable so I got looking for the cause. I checked my exhaust and found no leaks or any place where it seems to be rubbing. The noise sounds just like a heat shield rattle until i put it in gear and then it goes away. I looked in the access ports on the bell housing and found no metal shavings or any sign of wear. I also checked the t/c bolts and they all seemed tight. Its annoying the heck out of me and i cant seem to find where its coming from. Anyone hear of this or had a similar problem??
So i was trying to take my boys out camping and while driving my truck died like the alternator had quit and I ran the battery down. Got off the road, no problem, long story short, replaced the alternator and there was a clunk/scrape sound when starting it up. Didn't like the noise so I had it towed home. The sound seems to be localized in the bell housing so I took off the inspection cover and thought I would find a cracked flexplate. I can't see any obvious cracks in the flexplate, disconnected it from the torque converter, noise is still there, the flexplate appears to wobble when running, not sure where to go from here... I have attached a couple videos of it running so you can see and hear the noise. Any input would be very appreciated. I can do the flexplate but if it's lower end issues I don't have the time and garage space to tear into it as I am PCS across the country soon. Thanks in advance for your thoughts. Two links to my videos of the flexplate running