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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2001 Suzuki gz250

I bought a used 2001 Suzuki gz250, it was not leaking gas at all when I bought it, but for some reason now it’s a continuous stream from the overflow,when I’m running the bike or if the gas is turned ...
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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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Identify what type of leakage from car

I have a leakage from my car that looks brownish. Not sure what it is. If anyone can guess that will be helpful. I have attached the pictures for closer look.
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Two Exact Cars, Two Live Data Graphs - What the hell does this mean?

Ford Ranger XLT 3.2L 4x4 2015 Diesel Automatic Live data from both vehicles, One on The left side is driving completely normal, the one on the right, has a loss of power, hesitation and black smoke ...
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Loss of Power/Acceleration, RPM Flutter, Black Smoke - Ford Ranger PX 2015 3.2L

First time using this site, so forgive me if I post incorrectly. BEING DETAILED AS POSSIBLE I have a 2015 Ford Ranger XLT 3.2L PX Model (Diesel) (175,000kms) It starts with my car driving just fine,...
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How long does it take to trigger a CEL due to exhaust leaks?

tl;dr; If I have an exhaust leak that is sufficiently small such that upon the engine heating up the leak was reduced or removed to a satisfactory level to avoid seeing a Check Engine Light (CEL); how ...
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Is this epoxy? And does it look like a professional repair or DIY?

Howdy! So I have a 2016 VW Jetta with a leak in the gas tank. I think I found the hole, which is in the dark spot in the photo, but my question is this: is the yellowish material around the dark spot ...
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Soft brake pedal mystery. Bled thoroughly many times (with a new bench bled master cylinder). No fluid leaks

I own a 2000 hyundai Accent (No ABS). I have brakes that function without the proper sensitivity and just can't firm up like my other Accent (same model) Sequence of Events I replaced the front ...
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Does fuel pump cover need to be sealed with glue?

When removing back seats I removed fuel pump cover to check if any water leaked into it. I had to pry it open as it looked glued down but may just have been the result of time. When I screwed the ...
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Where is the power steering leak coming from

I have a 2002 hydundai Santa Fe so last Friday my car was doing fine no problem turning or nothing didn't go no where Saturday but Sunday when I went down the road I realized it was kinda hard to turn ...
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What are these hoses for on a Honda Jazz?

My wife has a 2007 Honda Jazz 1.4 DSi CVT approaching 50K miles. A friend noticed there was some fluid on the floor from the car. I've seen the drips myself. The fluid was clear, odourless as far as ...
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Leaking antifreeze

So I had a leak from my upper radiator hose last week. Replace it right away then yesterday it started to leak from the bottom one. Replace that one and now it is leaking antifreeze some where else.
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Diesel leak by fuel injector on Volvo V50 2007

So for a time now there has been diesel undeneath the fuel injectors. Could this be a simple o-ring seal gone rogue? Or a destroyed copper washer? There seems to be a little puddle of diesel by ...
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Will it be effective/is it safe to run an ozone generator when you have leaks like this? [duplicate]

This is not a duplicate. Other questions ask about the effectiveness of cheap ozone generator - nothing about leaks. This question asks if leaks affect safe usage of ozone as well as reduce its ...
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Gas leak smell from Harley

I have a 2017 HD Breakout with 7,000km on the clock. It is emitting a strong smell of gas from the top of engine. The injectors have been looked at with no issue. There is no petrol leak no loss of ...
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Will an evap canister leak make the same noise as a cracked exhaust?

Video of driving recorded with iPhone SE(5). 2002 Honda Accord, parked outdoors New England, 214,000 miles Regular oil changes 1 owner before me, I got it around 150,000 great service records. Tran ...
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Ford focus - where is this oil coming from please?

Went to look at buying a Focus yesterday 1.5tdci 2016 57k on the clock. I noticed an oil leak (see photo). Does anyone have an idea where it might be leaking from? Does it look expensive to fix? ...
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Fuel tank leakage

I have this sudden fuel leakage from the base of the fuel tank of my benelli tnt 25. I am clearly unable to cite the reason. The leakge is present upto a certain level of fuel.Is it safe to drive the ...
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Would a hole in the catalytic converter cause code p0420?

VW CC 2010. Catalytic converter was replaced when I first got the car at 78k miles. It is now at 83k miles. Downstream oxygen sensor was replaced at 80k miles. There is a small leak in the catalytic ...
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Safe to drive a car that have back diff leak?

I have Range Rover Sport 2013. The back diff have been leaking for a month maby 1-2 drops each morning when I go to my parking lot in the morning. I have Service 17th April for the mechanics to take ...
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Electrical Issue with over heating-2008 PT Cruiser

In October 2018 I purchased a 2008 PT Cruiser and immediately it overheated as I drove it home (purchased from a no warranty place). I took it to a shop that specializes in radiators and they ...
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How to fix this leak?

I have noticed a leak in a hole from the back of the boot. In the pictures I have roughly pointed out arrows where these holes are. As you can see it seems one of the holes(which is not leaking has ...
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“Blow-By” on a 2009 Toyota Camry create Oil Leak that is located on top of engine

I am in the process of purchasing a 2009 Toyota Camry. Unfortunately, oil has been discovered on top of my engine a month after I bought the car. It is my opinion this is not a new leak. 1) PVC Valve ...
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Why is there a leak seems at the rim of wheel

There is a leak at the rim of wheel for my scooter Suzuki swish The more it rides the more it seems
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I just bought a 2011 Chevy

I just purchased a 2011 Chevy HHS and when I got home last night the floor board and carpet in the front passenger seat was very wet. I'm guessing this might be a condensation issue. Anyone have any ...
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Burning Rubber Smell

I have a 2015 Chevy Trax. Recently I have noticed that when the car is idling it smells like burning rubber and will only happen after about 10 mins of driving. Living in northern Ontario I warm my ...
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Hi! I have bmw 318d e91 one week ago start to leak oil

Oil leak start from under the filter it’s very hard to fix so I am wishing to have your advice what to do
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Cause of faulty EGR valve

I recently had my diesel Range Rover sport serviced but the garage didn’t re-seat the fuel filter correctly causing a leak of fuel. At the same time, my engine light came on and it turned out to be ...
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DIY solution to test for a slow leak in a tire?

I have a slow leak in one tire; every couple of weeks it's down to 18PSI from the desired 30PSI. I'd like to find the leak, but I'd rather not pay $$ for some "professional" soap solution to detect it....
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Ford ka Mk1 (2008) drivers side footwell leak

Water is leaking into the driver's side footwell on my 2008 Ford Ka. Any ideas on where to start looking to stop this happening? I assume it could be a bulkhead seal/grommet has failed perhaps ? ...
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Can Exhaust leaks be repaired by welding?

I have some small leaks(few mm) in my manifold and down pipe. As mine is a rare US manufactured car(civic vti 99) and I'm in uk, mechanic said it will be quite difficult to find the part. I aksed ...
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What ways can exhaust leaks get into the cabin and how can I prevent\reduce it temporarily?

I have some small exhaust leaks(manifold and downpipe) and obviously need to replace those parts. However I can currently smell exhaust fumes coming through the windows and also through the heater(...
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Volvo V50 felt like it was stalling while accelerating then engine stopped

So I bought a Volvo V50 about half a year ago and have been having some issues with it lately. The one problem that has been recurring is that often the engine has very little power. By little power ...
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Battery drain and possible brake fluid leak

This Sunday night I left my interior light on and this morning the car didn't even open with the remote key. My friends and I tried to start it by pushing it (I have done this before a few times and ...
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What's this flowing river sound from under my back seat?

I turned the engine on. Then heard a flowing river under the back seats, towards the middle. It sounds like when you are pouring water out of a bottle, or when a small stream is moving through rocks. ...
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Gas leaking from this tube,wondering what exactly this tube is

Hello, I'm fairly new to mechanics of motorcycle(riding for 2 years but never tried to repair it myself till last month). As I noticed I am using way more gas than usual and there was gas odor, then ...
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Does exhaust smoke always acompany engine burning oil?

Car(civic vti) is currently loosing a lot of engine oil. I've already put 4 liters in over a few months\maybe 1000k miles. Mechanics cannot find any leaks but they couldn't see smoke coming out of ...
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Can you have coolant in the resevoir tank while the radiator is low on coolant?

Suppose my coolant reservoir has gone low and but is still showing a little coolant. I was under the impression that the rest of the system is still full (even when leaking) since if the radiator was ...
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Was I right to drive with leaking radiator given these assumptions?

I noticed coolant was leaking and drived home slowly. By the time I got home I noticed there was no more leaking so could be all coolant gone. It seems to be from the radiator however I could be wrong....
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excessive water (i think, but its dark out) leak and burnt coolant smell

I work approx 30 minutes away from home. when i got home tonight, i noticed a hissing sound coming from under the hood and a thin smoke coming out of the front grill. the vehicle is a 2001 ford f-150 ...
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Unknown Leaking Hose behind Volvo engine

There's a hose behind the engine that connects to some fitting that passes through the firewall on an old Volvo XC90 that seems to be leaking oil. I can't identify what that part is. Does power ...
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Does rolling ball sound mean cv boot is leaking, cv joint is faulty or other?

I currently have one inner and outer cv boot linking on the same axle(or driveshaft - not sure what the correct terms is). Mechanic looked and it and told me it hasn't progressed too far to damage ...
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Liquid coming from seat belt connectors

I have a brown liquid coming from somewhere near the seatbelt connectors in the rear side of the car. Checked the trunk, nothing seems to have seeped in. Please help me with what could be the problem. ...

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