Questions tagged [leak]

Questions related to leaks of operating fluids, control vacuum, or in the intake or exhaust systems. For leaks in the bodywork (e.g., rain coming in) use the [water-leak] and/or [body-work] tags. Also consider using fluid specific tags, for example add [coolant] if you have a known coolant leak.

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Opel corsa 1.4t 2016 mixing coolant into oil

My opel corsa 1.4t with B14net engine is mixing coolant into oil as result oil tank fills above max. I have cylinder head checked and is fine,replaced gasket and oil cooler and temperature is fine. It ...
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Infiniti G37 makes sizzling noise after driving in rain

After I parked my car in my garage after driving it in heavy rain, my car started to make a sizzling noise every few seconds. I have never heard this noise before. I was assuming it was the rain but ...
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2012 Dodge Caravan! Oil mixed in cooling system due to oil cooler failure! Replaced it! Now it smokes bad! Will Bars leak work with oil in the coolan

I had an oil cooler go out on my 2012 Dodge Grand caravan with a 3.6 V6 in it! It lost coolant immediately and the engine ran hot. Plus it mixed oil into the coolant system! I have purged the system ...
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What is the liquid leaking from my Ford Aspire Petrol Manual 2017 (India)?

The fluid one seems to leak when I park my car in my parking lot. It does not leak when the car is standing still. It starts to leak during parking. The fluid does not leak when I back out of my ...
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Explain why a new radiator cap fixed my coolant leak

I have a newly acquired 2010 Honda Odyssey. As part of the purchase, the seller replaced the timing belt and water pump. From the moment I acquired the car, it lost coolant continuously. I needed to ...
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Shall I replace strut?

2002 Camry LE, 150,000 miles. The rear passenger side leaks, but the rear driver side seems okay. They have been like these for 3 or more years. The riding experence has been okay, not bumpy. If I ...
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What's the black knob near the oil pan?

What's this black knob near the oil pan under my car (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD)? Oil seems to be leaking from or near it (black liquid, I assume it's oil), trying to troubleshoot first leak.
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2001 Ford Ranger 4.0 water leak

have water leaking inside on passenger floorboard when it rains. I think it may be a plugged cowl drain on that side, because if I park that side at night on something to raise it the water will ...
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2004 Chrysler Concorde LX Coolant Leak

My had a slow coolant leak in his 2004 Chrysler Concorde LX. The car began to overheat & smoke from under the hood. He waited 1 1/2 hrs and added coolant. After driving 25 minutes he parked & ...
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2011 Pathfinder leaking green fluid?

First, I don't know a whole lot about vehicle repair. I've only done some minor repairs on my truck like sensors and anti-freeze types of repairs. I noticed this puddle of green fluid on my garage ...
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Fuel line connector disconnected while driving

Car: clio 1.2 43kw, 2000, d7f engine, 8v Car was difficult to start and while driving it lost power. I parked it in the city. The fuel line connector to the fuel injector rail disconnected and the ...
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Axle Part Identification

I have a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Loredo. Looking under the driver side rear, I noticed a detached tube dangling. One end of the tube is connected to a saturated/leaking box on the axle and I'm not ...
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Ford v6 leaking transmission fluid between engine and torque converter

2011 ford taurus v6 auto trans 100k miles. Got stuck im the snow and was spinning tires trying to get unstuck. wheels stopped turning so shut it down and walked. When i went back and pulled it out ...
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Lexus RX 3500 2007 wet floor driver’s side

The floor in my Lexus RX 3500 2007 is very wet for some reason (on the picture it’s already dry). Does anybody know what could be a reason?
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What could cause spongy brakes on a 1997 Chevy Suburban?

I had brake drums/rotors replaced, along with shoe adjusters in June 2021, and it's now 2023. Not sure how many miles we've put on them, but we've driven from Arkansas to Arizona, Montana, and more ...
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What could be leaking motor oil on the transmission of my 1999 Accord 2.3l with 230k?

You see a little oil where the case halves meet, but I put dye in my oil, used a UV light, and this seam glows bright green, while I didn't see anywhere else that lit up very much. It just seemed like ...
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Diagnosing EVAP leak P0400 Toyota Camry 2000

I am trying to diagnose an EVAP leak and I am running out of ideas. Following the diagram here: https://www.toyotanation.com/media/2000-camry-2-2l-vacuum-diagram.57333/ if the solenoid is working ...
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Metal piece connecting to oil pan hose loose

So I noticed oil leakage during high RPM on my car (1999 Saab 9-3) and when I looked underneath I found that the hose connecting to the oil pan was loose and the area around it was damp with oil. Upon ...
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2003 acrua mdx. Coolant leak between ac bracket and engine block dripping on corner of oil pan

This 2003 acrua mdx leaks coolant from the alternator and ac compressors bracket mounts and leaks between block down on the corner of the oil pan is there a freeze plug hole it could be leaking ...
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Gunk around wheel cylinder. (Drum brakes)

'07 Cobalt LS, rear drums I find some slightly sticky brown 'goo' around where this wheel cylinder mates with the backing plate. (Picture below) The other side doesn't have this. I don't find ...
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Gas leaking out of my brand new Icebear scooter

Went for a ride on my icebear scooter. Not even 12miles put on it and parked for the night. This morning gas is leaking out all over. It still starts but can not determine where on the engine it is ...
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Testing piston rings by pouring isopropyl alcohol in cylinder chambers with heads off

I took cylinder heads off for some maintenance, grinding valves among others to improve compression. I tested the valve seals by pouring isopropyl alcohol in intake and exhaust cavities and waiting 12-...
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H2 Power Steering Leak

2003 Hummer H2: So it looks I got a leak between two places. One between the gearbox housing and the steering column; and another between the housing and pitman arm. I was able to find these leaks by ...
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What is the most probable cause of this leak?

I’m heading over to purchase this 1998 Jeep Laredo and one of the photos online showed this leak on the underside. Any idea what it might be?
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Power steering fluid foam 2004 honda

This is my sons car so I have not been driving it: Power steering fluid under car just under power steering fluid reservoir area. Reservoir fluid level is below bottom fill line. Filled it to top fill ...
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Wet passenger floor in parked Mercury Milan after a rain

I have a 2009 Mercury Milan, premier package with sunroof etc. I found a frozen spot of water (melted and smelled to confirm not antifreeze) about 1.75 inches in diameter near the center of the floor ...
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Is there a leak? What is the name of the component that is loose?

My 2004 Diesel Opel / Vauxhaull Zafira A had carbon buildup somewhere in the engine and/or in the exhaust system. It did not pass emission test. The mechanic advised me to drive the car on the highway ...
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How much performance change can be expected from changing 2-stroke mix-in oil?

I have a 2 stroke paramotor: Paramotor with a parrot on the propeller. It is a 235cc 2-stroke engine with carburetor fuel delivery and magneto ignition. The transmission is a direct drive pulley ...
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Possible Rear Differential Leak

I had my oil changed about a week ago on my 2016 Forester with ~45K miles. The tech toped off all the fluids and all that and said that the rear differential was leaking and that I should get it into ...
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Can one detect coolant leak due to blown head gasked by visual inspection of pistons/spark plugs?

I have problems with my 2004 Honda Civic. My engine overheats and there is no hot air coming to the cabin, even if the temperature gauge shows Hot. Every mechanic I know told me that it is a clear ...
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2002 Honda Civic EX: How is water getting into my trunk?

I have a 2002 Honda Civic EX. The trunk is separated into two sections by a horizontal divider. In the bottom section, there's the spare tire, jack, and tire iron and the body of the car. Over that ...
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Clutch slave/master cylinder

I just finished replacing the clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder. The first slave cylinder I installed, fluid starting leaking from the connecting point of the transmission to the engine. I ...
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the day after it rains, 2015 Honda Accord leaks water outside and inside the cab

We park our 2015 Honda Accord outside; our apartment has a parking lot with no covered spots. When it rains, water seems to be pooling up behind the dashboard somewhere. The next time we drive, when ...
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New catalytic converter on Suzuki Sx4 leaks at connection to header

I'm working on my friend's Suzuki Sx4, 2007. I diagnosed the front CAT as the problem, ordered a new one, and installed it. The car starts up and sounds okay until you give the engine some gas. Then ...
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Can gasket sealant be used to seal friction fuel connections?

I have a two stroke trimmer with a plastic fuel tank and plastic fuel lines. At some point, these lines have been replaced with new lines that don't quite fit in the holes the old lines did (~0.5mm ...
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Possible coolant leak, hoping for confirmation (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

I recently had my thermostat replaced on my 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan. I noted some 'spotting' on the drive way a few days after, but with all the snow still lying around, it was hard to tell what ...
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Left car battery "tipped" for a few months--is it safe to use?

A few months ago, I bought a new car battery and stored it sideways (silly me!) There's been a fair amount of leakage, which I've cleaned up. Is the car battery safe to use in a car? Is there some way ...
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Coolant flows straighr from rad to muffler?

Had my 2008 pathfinder towed last week it broke down and I thought it was a starting issue due to corroded post clamps, replaced those and it runs, but... now filling the rad the fluid runs straight ...
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Clutch Judder That Goes Away After Driving

If any of you have experience with this or know what could cause this please let me know I've taken it to two shops, one dealership and one was an indie shop. Both of them charged me a diagnostic fee ...
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Is this red solid/gummy stuff bad transmission fluid? If not, what might it be?

I noticed some red solid/gummy substance underneath my vehicle on the passenger side today. It is on the colored portion of the exterior that wraps underneath the vehicle. See the first photo below. ...
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Is this internal engine component cracked?

I was inspecting my engine (1.6L N15 Pulsar) yesterday and I noticed some moisture on the rocker cover coming from the oil fill cap. I unscrewed it and it looked like it was allowing some fluid out. I'...
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What is this part called? (Rubber bolt/cap on top side of automatic transmission)

Picture: From other angles: The photos probably say it all, but for reference, I'll describe the situation: While changing the radiator of my 2004 Dodge Neon (because its internal transmission ...
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Losing coolant daily, but not overheating

I drive a BMW Z4 2003 with 93k miles and I noticed for the first time the other day the coolant fill up light go on when I was driving. I checked the coolant level and it was bone dry. so I filled it ...
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I've got oil in the coolant, but no coolant in the oil - Renault Twingo RS

I just checked the fluids of my Twingo RS and made de discovery that there is oil in the coolant. So naturally i thought headgasket. But there is no coolant in the oil, no smoke out of the exhaust, no ...
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How to find out if my car AC needs extra oil and how much to top up?

My car AC has been dead for a couple of years now and I was wondering the following things: How could that affect the AC oil level? Is there anything I should be worried about considering my AC ...
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Can you visually detect an AC car leak?

I was wondering if it actually possible to see an AC leak by eye. Say one of the aluminum pipes were to leak, would you be able to see a specific type of discoloration caused by the refrigerant ...
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Does this look like a head gasket leak?

I'm looking to buy this 2013 Subaru Outback, 2.5L DOHC. The car has 60K, is in immaculate condition, has lived its whole life in the Southwest, and has records of regular maintenance. The ...
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Car leaks only when started

I have stated my car after 2-3 weeks and I noticed some liquid is leaking. This leak happens only when I start the car. It smells like kerosene and the traces are at the front side of the car. Leaking ...
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Dodge Dakota 2001 motor smoking, pink fluid everywhere

As soon as I got home to my parking lot, go in reverse and then saw the engine was unusually smoking up. I see pink fluid would either be power steering or transmission fluid. I had just got a ...
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Audi S4 (B6) - Misc leaks in engine

Got a 05 audi s4 with about 200k miles. Got a basic inspection done and was told that the engine has misc leaks without any further explanation. (Further inspection required more costs, didn't want ...
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