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Old 02-21-2006, 08:52 PM   #1
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my car suddenly leaks some reddish fluid I think its the coolant but not sure. What could be wrong? the radiator resevoir seems lower too
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Got pics?

The coolant itself is more orange than anything, if it'* of course Dex Cool.
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trans fluid should be a red/pink color......

where is the leak coming from, can you trace it on the car??
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Ok, be VERY careful until you know what it is. It may be Tranny fluid and that stuff is VERY FLAMABLE!
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****.. maybe I should take it my mechanic 2morrow morning. I'll try to get pics its nighttime out.

If its tranny fluid it must be coming from one fo the lines cause I didnt see anything from the pan
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Smell the stuff that is leaking out. Then smell the coolant in the reservoir and the tranny fluid on the dipstick. Should solve your mystery.
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Smell the stuff that is leaking out. Then smell the coolant in the reservoir and the tranny fluid on the dipstick. Should solve your mystery.

exactly
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those tranny lines are common, have gone out on every bonnie ive had, and are fairly easy fix
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Find where the leak is and we can help more..otherwise..semi reddish fluid..hmmmm

Your car is bleeding, seek medical attention.
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those tranny lines are common, have gone out on every bonnie ive had, and are fairly easy fix
But can be deadly to the whole motor of you7r car if it is not fixed. I have had a tranny line bust after it was replaced. Had the car towed down to the tranny place and had it fixed at THEIR expence. Willwren has had the engine catch fire from the exact same problem.
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