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Shall I replace strut?

In a word: Yes you should change this. Not only is the bellows toast, the juice running down the sides of the strut came from the strut. This guy is toast. If you're going to change this, change both ...
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What's the black knob near the oil pan?

If your engine is the 2.7 litre, then that is the oil filter. You can see this in this video detailing how to do an oil change on the 2.7 litre engine. The oil filter may just need tightening a little,...
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2004 Taurus - Help Identifying the leaking component

The left descending pipe is (or comes from) the exhaust manifold, and ends in a two-bolt flange. The flange bolts to a matching flange on the front end of the exhaust pipe, which runs aft from the ...
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How to test for a leak in the exhaust manifold gasket?

Seeing as how your car has a turbo, the only place it would be leaking and you'd hear a ticking noise is pre-turbo, so the exhaust manifold at the head (header) and the down pipe on the hot side to ...
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2007 Subaru Outback 'Leak' ... what is it?

The oil seen is from the block to cylinder head gasket seam. This is a nearly universal problem on Subaru 4 cylinder engines from the late 1990s well into the 2000's. The average mileage that this is ...
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How do brake lines connect to their respective fittings?

Getting them to break loose is the biggest challenge. I use a good penetrate, soak them several times over 3-4 days, use high quality brake line wrenches to turn the nuts to prevent rounding the ...
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Troubleshooting fluid leakage onto the engine area?

While this is an educated guess, I'd put money on the fact this is oil coming from the oil filler cap. It appears the cap isn't sealing completely, or possibly the cap isn't screwed on tight enough. ...
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Radiator leak 92 subaru, repairs possible or replace?

Radiators are pretty simple to replace. If you've never done it before, look at some youtube videos, and set aside about 4 hours for it (90 minutes, if you're handy with a spanner). Repairs on ...
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Corolla - Coolant leaking from timing chain cover

I think you need to reseal the timing cover I found several images uploaded in a ZIP by an enterprising Corolla owner. Here's an image showing the O-ring you replaced next to the water pump/pulley ...
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Wet passenger floor in parked Mercury Milan after a rain

I can't say for sure about this vehicle but I've had the problem in the past where there is a small tube that connects to the sunroof drain (usually one in each corner) and this either deteriorates or ...
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Leaking gas tank due to road damage. Is repair in-place an option?

Long story short, yes it is an option. Whether or not it's a good one is another discussion. Good News: finding a replacement gas tank and having a competent mechanic replace it shouldn't cost ...
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Water leaking through visor area into interior

This solution applied to my '82 Oldsmobile back in the day. I suspect you might have a similar situation. The windshield on that car was actually glued onto the front of the frame with a black ...
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Coolant pouring out from under 1998 GMC Yukon as fast as i put in

There are three places I can think the water would be flowing out of from the back area of the engine. The engine in your Yukon should be the GenI Small Block Chevrolet (SBC) engine (I believe they ...
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The inner part of the left rear tire is covered with oil

There isn't an oil source that I can think of by the rear tires of a Mk4 Golf, as pointed out in the comments a brake fluid leak seems much more likely. Brake fluid is normally clear, but it could be ...
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07 Suzuki Boulevard S40 leaking gas

Sounds like the carburetor, float, and/or float valve may be dirty. NOTE: A service manual will be extremely helpful as you go thru this process. There is no reason to take this carburetor apart ...
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How bad is 30% cylinder leak?

"put my hand on the exhaust pipe and there was maybe a very low flow." You have found your problem, there should be 0 flow.
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How do brake lines connect to their respective fittings?

It is just as @Ben stated ... it will have a double inverted flare with metric threads. Look it up online and find the exact part (brake line) to match. It will save you a bunch of time and a whole ...
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Excessive water dripping from exhaust

if water coming out from exhaust pipe during start up , it is normal. however, if it continuously dripping after several or during running, then check the cylinder head gasket for damage. take note, ...
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The inner part of the left rear tire is covered with oil

As others have commented - there aren't engine oil lines or a reservoir that contains engine oil near the rear of the car so you can almost rule out your own engine oil as the source. To verify, you ...
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Rear brakes cylinder leaking; how bad and ok to sell car?

A leaky brake cylinder is about an bad as it gets with regard to safety. I had a vehicle with the same type of leak. The moment the brake fluid gets low enough, the brakes stop working immediately ...
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What is this hose that is leaking yellow/amber fluid?

Those are heater hoses. They supply hot antifreeze to the heater core so that you have heat in the truck.
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Does any one know what this part is called?

After doing some research, I think I found your part. See diagram below: You can see that the little T-junction is part of the PCV hose assembly (item 21 in the diagram). Unfortunately, this means ...
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Fix-a-flat or spare tire?

I highly recommend never to use Fix-A-Flat (or the like) unless it's absolutely a necessity. There are several reasons for this: Fix-A-Flat has the tendency to ruin your tire pressure sensors if your ...
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DIY solution to test for a slow leak in a tire?

What's a quick-and-dirty DIY solution for detecting slow air leaks? If you take the tire off and just visually inspect it prior to putting soap on it, you'll most likely find the culprit (ie: nail, ...
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What are these hoses for on a Honda Jazz?

The fluid you're seeing is pure water. The purpose of at least one of the hoses (which, I can't tell) is to let the water condensed in the AC system fall to ground. An air conditioner reduces the ...
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Does fuel pump cover need to be sealed with glue?

It's perfectly fine if you leave the cover as is with slightly imperfect sealing. Even if some water would get to it again (which is not an ordinary event itself) the only bad thing it could ...
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Does fuel pump cover need to be sealed with glue?

If it was sealed when you opened it up you should seal it when you close it. Automotive manufacturers don't ad unnecessary steps or materials to their car building processes, so I'd trust their ...
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2011 Pathfinder leaking green fluid?

Regardless of the engine (v6 or v8), this is most definitely a coolant leak. Looks like you are losing enough coolant you should probably get that looked at as soon as possible. Is it an emergency? I ...
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A/C clutch 2000 grand marquis is leaking

From your description, its the front seal of the Air Conditioning (AC) compressor that is leaking. And its not really clear on what causes that to leak, except excess shaft / internal bearing wear. ...
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Leaking water under bottom left of the engine block

I'm going to post this answer as preliminary and will update when more information is available. If there is water visibly leaking from an engine, there are a few major culprits: hose connections, ...
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