Check engine light comes on and now truck is leaking fluid.
My truck engine check light has been going on and off for a while. When I took it to the dealer, they said I needed to replace a small part and I did. The light still goes on and off, but they want me to bring it in when the light stays on unless they won't get a code kicked back to the computer. Now yesterday I turned to truck on to warm up, came outside and the truck tempature was on high with a code reading of check engine tempature and something was pouring out of my truck.
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Re: Check engine light comes on and now truck is leaking...
If its a pt cruiser that doesnt suprise me because they are notorious for overheating. that stuff you saw pouring out was antifreeze if i had to guess....and if its pouring out then you have a major problem.....probably a busted hose or something.
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Put a large piece of light paper under
the cars or truck motor area and let it set overnight. In the morning
see what color the fluid is. Put your finger in the fluid that has
leaked if any is there and see if it feels like water or oil. Coolant
could be orange or green depending on the type you use. Coolant can
sometimes be confused with transmission fluid. Check the water hoses
that go into the dashboard for leaks. Also check for dampness on the
passenger side of the front seat on the carpet area. If it is wet it
is your heater coil that has a leak. Hope this hopes.
well, driving it 30 minutes after it over heated might have cause serious engine damage, warped head, and other bad engine wear, let the engine cool down park it in a level place and check the fluids, if the water has a milky substance in it then you have a bad problem, if the oil is low then check for leaks, check the transmission fluid for proper fluid level and that could stop the hard shifting.
the smoking could be coming from the fluids that leaked out and when they get hot will start smoking, antifreeze residue will smoke for a short time, it might just need to burn off
Hello, whenever the check engine light comes on the cruse light will flash as well, that is normal. The check engine light will not come on if fluid levels are low or if the temp is getting to high, I am pleased to know that you checked all of the fluids, most wouldn't have even the slightest thought to even try checking them. The On Board Diagnostics or OBD-2 for short only sets a check engine light when the ECM or Electronic Control Module reads a sensor value either too high or too low, but it has to read that same fault 3 consecutive times in a row to turn on the check engine light (w/ flashing cruise). Otherwise your check engine light would be going on and off all the time. I would go to your local parts store and have them check the codes for free because a dealer will have to charge you labor for them to check due to the knowledge needed to use the highly sophisticated scan tool they use. That way you can go either to an independent shop or a dealer with what the other scanner says is wrong which cuts down on the cost of repairs. They will probably ask you if you fueled up just before the engine light came on, in which that would be code P0440:EVAP leak(very small leak), that means the fuel tank sensor doesn't like how you put the fuel cap on. Subaru recommends AT LEAST 3 clicks when tightening your fuel cap. But until that code is checked you won't know whats wrong, if nothing went boom or bang you'll probably be ok. If it does end up being a fuel cap leak, then just loosen the cap put it back on and just make 1 full revolution, and just keep driving it. The light will go off within 3 full warm up cool down cycles or (drive cycles). I hope this info helps...(subyguru)...
A check engine light means a faulty valve or sensor somewhere in the system. There are places you can go that will connect to the cars diagnostics system and tell you for sure. As for the fluid on the floorboard, the heater core has gone bad. Which means that as the anti-freeze and fluid is going through the heater system it is leaking out of the heater core which is behind the dash board. The two MIGHT be related but I doubt it. Hope it helps!
low power steering fluid wont but low power steering pressure can. there is a switch in the rack that sends messages to the pcm.the switch can be replaced separate from the rack.if the rack is leaking it needs replaced but if the switch is leaking it can be replaced separate.