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I bought a new Corolla 2004 LE 2 months ago, and I keep it parked in my garage.

Today, when the car was out I noticed a dark patch about 1 foot by 2 feet wide on the floor on the spot which would be under the engine when the car is parked there.

It is not a serious oil patch on the floor or anything like that, but it seemed odd to me that the floor should already show signs of oil leakage after such a short time.

My question: Is it normal to have what seems like slight oil leakage on the floor from a brand new car after only 2 months?

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Country Hick
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short answer: No.

Long answer: Take it back to the dealer, and if you have to, drive them to your house and show them the oil leak. Assuming it is still under warranty.
 

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I think this is more likely a transmission leak or power steering rack leak. Oil leaks are very rare Corollas unlike GMs. My money is on the steering rack! Agree, get the bloody dealer to have a look!
 

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Before you do anything, make sure the oil filter is tightly in place (if not, tighten by hand) when the engine is completely cold. And I do mean cold. This will make sure you don't look like an idiot if that were the problem.
 

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hey camphorn what color is the puddle cause oil and power steering fluid is brownish/blackish and transmission fluid is usually red
 

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The Return of the Red Coupe
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Did you get an oil change done recently.. maybe the fool that did the oil change didn't tighten the filter enough. :)
 
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