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Oil leaking from FRONT of car? by Squall86GT
Started on: 10-15-2020 10:10 PM
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Report this Post10-15-2020 10:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Squall86GTSend a Private Message to Squall86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So there’s a consistent minor leak of oil coming out of basically the middle of under the front hood. It’s slightly tan, thin cleanish oil. What is that?
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Report this Post10-15-2020 10:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for wftbClick Here to Email wftbSend a Private Message to wftbEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Could be fluid out of the brake master or the clutch master cylinder.

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Report this Post10-15-2020 10:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Squall86GTSend a Private Message to Squall86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks. I’ll check
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The only oil up front is ATF running to and from the the automatic transmission oil heat exchanger in the radiator.
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I had a very similar problem and it turned out to be the steering stabilizer.
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Report this Post10-16-2020 04:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Any/all Above is possible...
or something spilled or Brake Fluid got into Spare tire well and drain thru a drain hole at bottom.

RF Brake has a tube above the steering rack. If that leaks, brake can damage the aluminum rack body. (B-fluid Leaks at the wheels can do same for alloy rims.)

Brake fluid isn't just feels like oily, can/will "burn" your skin too and doesn't smell like most oils.

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Originally posted by theogre:
or something spilled or Brake Fluid got into Spare tire well and drain thru a drain hole at bottom.



This is a key indicator... if it's coming from the drain hole in the front "bucket", then it's from inside the front compartment. If it's not, then it's not.

Remove the spare tire to expose the drain hole at the lowest point of the bucket.
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This is a key indicator... if it's coming from the drain hole in the front "bucket", then it's from inside the front compartment. If it's not, then it's not.

Remove the spare tire to expose the drain hole at the lowest point of the bucket.


My son's car had "brown fluid" leaking out of the front drain hole... it was rotted leaves and water...

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Found it! There was no fluid in the bucket and when I looked under the car it was obvious it was coming from the steering dampener. Thanks
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Originally posted by Squall86GT:
Found it! There was no fluid in the bucket and when I looked under the car it was obvious it was coming from the steering dampener. Thanks
Not an emergency but Get another soon.
Help to stop S-wheel slamming your hands crossing angled RR tracks etc.

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Report this Post10-17-2020 10:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Squall86GTSend a Private Message to Squall86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Will do. Thanks guys
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