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Old 01-13-04, 06:30 AM
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Had some ice, snow and really cold temperatures (single digits) recently so a few days ago I started the car (this one hasn't been used recently because of the bad weather) to just warm it up for a few minutes since its been sitting for a while. Just now noticed a pool of rusty red liquid on the ground under the car. Is it coolant? What could have happened? How is it fixed? And what to do to prevent it from happening again when warming up a car? Any advice appreciated.
 
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Old 01-13-04, 09:14 AM
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Forgot to mention that whatever leaked from the car smells like gas or oil. Thanks.
 
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Old 01-13-04, 09:19 AM
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Meant for this post to be under the thread titled "leak under car". Forgot to mention that whatever leaked from the car smells like gasoline or oil. Thanks for any info.
 
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Old 01-13-04, 09:23 AM
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More info about the car would be helpful. Year, make, model, etc... If it smells like oil or gas then thats likely what it is. We cant see it so you will have to look under there and tell us where it is coming from.
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Old 01-13-04, 11:22 AM
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try to keep post together. Extreme cold weather has a way of hoses and such developing leaks that you dont normally have. Just put cardboard under it and maybe you can isolate the leak.
What kind of veh are you speaking, old, new, properly maintained?
 
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Old 01-13-04, 01:45 PM
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Sounds like transmission fluid or power steering fluid? need more info if its in the front or middle or back?
 
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Old 01-14-04, 07:03 AM
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Found out from a friend that it is transmission fuel, probably leaked because of the cold weather and it might have been topped off too much. Going to have it checked out because it is overdue on that. Thanks for all the replies and information!
 
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Old 01-14-04, 10:28 AM
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Its not going to leak due to cold, but it may leak due to overfill.
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