Just had an issue with my 2008 4runner. The engine light came on, and so I pulled over and checked the oil level. It seemed to not have any, so I added a quart. I looked under the car and saw that it was splattered all over the ground. I checked the oil plug and it is still in place.

Any ideas about what it could be?

Thanks for the help!

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If it pours straight out when you pour it in, you should be able to see where it is leaking.

So get another quart of oil, place a tray down to catch the leaking oil and pour the new oil in. Now check around the oil filter, oil drain plug, any other sump plugs.

  • Awesome. Thanks! Any ideas as to the severity of the damage? Dec 21, 2014 at 16:47
  • If it is just around the filter or sump plug it should be very easy to sort out. Damage-wise, it will depend on how long you ran it with low oil.
    – Rory Alsop
    Dec 22, 2014 at 17:49

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