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 [tag:water-leak] and/or [tag:body-work]. Also consider using fluid specific tags, for example add [tag: coolant] if you have a known coolant leak.

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Squealing, smoke, and oil on engine

I recently bought a 2005 Ford Focus, only had it for 2 weeks and never had any start up issues or weird noises, yesterday I went to the movies with some friends and after a 16min drive to the theater ...
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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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Can a very lowered suspension cause cv joint to leak?

Car is a civic vti 1999 currently at 160k miles and looking rusty underneath. The suspension has been lowered so much it is a nightmare to ride over humps. Just found that I have leaking cv joints. ...
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Are mineral oil smoke test machines sensor safe?

So there's heaps of DIY smoke test machines demonstrated around the web. I learned to built one of these, was kinda fun. It worked, even found a crack on my air intake that was messing with the ...
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Windscreen washer thing

There is a hole in the part that holds my water for washing my windscreen on my 2003 Subaru Outback and I wanted to know is it expensive to fix this and can you do it yourself if you get a secondhand ...
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How can I locate the source of this exhaust rattle?

'04 Infiniti G35. Recording of sound I'm hearing. The best example is at 0:39 onward. Heard best with headphones. Firstly: I'm aware I have an exhaust leak. That part, I can hear all the time, ...
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BMW E90 318d oil leak

I've recently replaced my splash shield and I found some oil spots on the oil pan. I've tried to look for the highest point where I could find leaked oil and it seemed to be near the oil filter ...
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Should transmission pan bolts require re-torquing after first couple drives?

I recently changed the transmission fluid, filter and gasket on an old (1986) Chrysler 5.2L v8. Initially there were no leaks, but after a couple highway drives (about 50 to 60km each) it started ...
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Looking for a leak in my car's A/C system

The A/C system in my 2013 Subaru Impreza is not working. The system reads zero pressure on both HI and LO sides when I hooked up a gauge set to it indicating that it must be completely empty. I hooked ...
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Clear liquid leaking from used A/C compressor I bought. Should I worry?

I recently bought a used A/C compressor to replace the one that died in my 2007 Mazda 3. When I went to the auto wreckers to pick it up, it leaked a clear looking oily liquid out of the one of the ...
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Fix-a-flat or spare tire?

I have a 2012 Mazda3 that I recently discovered has a leaky tire. The pressure light came on yesterday, and we located the low pressure and added 10-15psi. This morning I drove to work, but the ...
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Help?!? This has a crack in it. And after I’ve been driving it I hear a cranking noise. What is this and did I damage my car badly?

I have a 1995 Toyota Camry. When I cut my car off from driving. It leaks and make a little noise. Today I lifted the hood. I should’ve been did that. And saw this crack with liquid bubbling. I’ve been ...
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Can an exhaust leak cause bad MPG?

One of the connections between the exhaust downpipe and DPF filter is leaking (I guess the gasket may be the problem). Recently the leak got a little bit more obvious, I can hear it when reving the ...
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How are AC leaks detected?

Continuing the saga: I forgot to describe the exact symptom I have been experiencing. Here goes. After the AC failed suddenly on my '04 Corolla, I was advised to replace the compressor. When I ...
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Coolant leak passenger side on floor

2009 Journey has coolant on floor of garage on passenger side. Car doesn’t overheat but had to add coolant to the reservoir. Mechanic can’t find leak.
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Leak under car after mechanic visit

So I took my car to a mechanic (referred my a friend) to get brakes done (rear and front and an oil/filter change. This was done on a Thursday. Saturday I noticed all this water/stuff on my driveway. ...
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Exhaust leak despite tightening the flange all the way

I replaced the catalytic converter on my 93 Miata with a test pipe. The issue is there is an exhaust leak that I can't seem to fix. I tightened the flange all the way around and it still leaks. It ...
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Does any one know what this part is called?

I have 2007 Chevy Aveo and I need to replace this part but don't know what it is called. It's a "t" square that water runs through one part and air through the other and connects to the throttle body