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 Mercury Sable -- Rough Idle/High RPM and Transmission Leaks

I have a 2001 Mercury Sable (24V DOHC V6) that has been having problems with its vacuum system. I live in Florida where the average temperature lately has been in the 80s. I've been experiencing a ...
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Timing chain cover gasket

I posted a few weeks ago about cooolant leaking from the timing chain cover of my 2002 Corolla: Corolla - Coolant leaking from timing chain cover I went ahead and started to do job: removing the ...
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Rebuilt engine: cranks but lots of white/grayish fumes

So today I cranked the engine I was rebuilding (Skoda Estelle/120 '72, RWD, rear mounted engine) and while it started, yes, but not without some struggling, I got a lot of white or light grayish fumes....
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1998 Grand Cherokee 318 V8 losing coolant

I am constantly having to add coolant to my 1998 Grand Cherokee (318 V8); about 1L every couple of months or few thousand km. Exhaust is clear, consistently passes emissions tests, no puddles where ...
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LIncoln Continental Power Steering Leak

I have a Bad power steering leak and want to replace the pump but can't get to the fitting without removing the a/c compressor to check size. What is the flare nut fitting size for the high pressure ...
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Possible transmission fluid leak

2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 265K miles. I haven't driven it in 2 days and came out and found a small pool (about 2 teaspoons at the most) underneath the engine area. It's clear with a tinge of red, no ...
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Stuck in catch-22 trying to fix radiator leak

I'm trying to use a stop-leak solution to fix a leak in the radiator, but I'm stuck in a catch-22. The stop-leak instructions say to flush the coolant system if it is dirty or clogged. I don't know ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are there any aftermarket temperature or leak sensors?

It seems to me the biggest threat to a car is when it leaks or overheats and people don't stop driving. I always forgot to check the temperature because the symbol is so small and I am concentrating ...
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Coolant leak on Holden Astra

I had a new drive belt fitted about one month ago max. Now suddenly my Astra is leaking coolant severely and the new drive belt is also damaged and this is where the coolant is leaking! Is this an ...
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Best sealant to use for metal oil cooler hose into oil cooler

I have just spent 14+ hours under my SAAB removing and replacing two oil cooler hoses, one tap of a hammer on a punch on a hose pipe flange at a time. That doesn't count all the research time prior ...
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In what way could frost caused by weather have lead to a leaking water pump/coolant?

I recently had a burnt gasket which seems to be due to no coolant\leaking water pump. For some reason I think the weather had something to do with it. This is because the day the gasket went the was ...
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Diagnosing the leak location in a power steering system

My 1997 Lexus ES300 has recently sprung a leak in the power steering system, and the mechanic who diagnosed it only said it could be in either the pump or the hose, and replacing both would be around $...
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Freon leak around dryer -Honda Accord 2000 SE

after I turned A/C, engine room started smoking and it turned out it's coming from the leak around the receiver/dryer of A/C. There are two pipes to it. unsure which is high or low but I tried to ...
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04 Dodge stratus fluid leak

Just bought an 04 stratus and after driving for 45 minutes the coolant reservoir was boiling. Added coolant last night and when I woke up there was a leak at the front center of the engine and it won'...
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Cause of greasy gunk accumulation under exhaust headers

When examining my engine bay earlier, I noticed a large amount of black gunk built up on the bottom part of the engine under the exhaust headers. I removed the exhaust header heat shield and found ...
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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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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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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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Oil leak from throttle body?

recently I have purchased this 2006 Renault Clio MK2 1.2 8V (D7F engine, 108k kms on the clock). While purchasing I saw some oil on the side of the engine but thought nothing of it, managed to lower ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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. ...