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I have had my Tuscon to 2 Hyundai dealers and both

I have had my Tuscon to 2 Hyundai dealers and both are giving me nothing.....for 4 months I have been experiencing the smell of oil/lube fluid burning which is coming into the cab, it is not exhaust fumes. Took video footage and sent it dealership....quite clearly can see something has been leaking onto exhaust flexy pipe. Doesn\'t do this all the time only when hot....had hand up into engine bay and there is an oily substance there. They are tellingly it\'s an exhaust leak....no cos it would be doing it all the time and the same stuff would be coming out the back end. This is not exhaust emissions it\'s smoke......have experimented and tipped small amounts of steering fluid & oil on exhaust when hot to see which one replicates the smell & it\'s the steering fluid.....help.....Hyundai techinicians are just being idiots not using their brains, eyes or hands to find the problem....see video

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There are only a few different fluids that are in your car - if you're adamant about it one of them - you'll have to do the searching. Some oily substances include: air conditioning refrigerant & oil, anti-freeze (a.k.a. coolant), brake fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid and motor oil. Any of these systems can develop a leak. All but the refrigerant are easily accessed. Compare a sample of what you have found with these other fluids. You should also be checking and topping off the levels of these fluids when you do - as the leak may have caused the fluid level to drop to an unsafe level.
You make wish to bring the sample to a trusted mechanic, instead. S/he should be able to identify the fluid type pretty quickly for you. If it is a leak from one of these sources, it is most likely *not* the type of work that requires a dealership / factory trained mechanic to repair.

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    dt10beretta Jul 09, 2013

    Thanks Steve, appreciate your time

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Good job, sounds like you are onto it. Only thing wrong with your analysis, is it could be leaking all the time, and only starts smoking when exhaust is hot enough to burn it.
Leaking power steering hoses can be very difficult to remove and replace-location makes them difficult to access, holding brackets may be hard to find. Likely you will need the front of car up on jackstands, and work from underneath. The two lines (the power line and return line) connect to the PS reservoir at top, and to the rack and pinion unit mounted on a crossmember below and behind the engine. Wipe both of them off to find the leak. You may have to run the engine while underneath to spot the leak. Often a small mirror helps to see up behind the engine. And remember, the fluid may leak at one place, then run along the outside of the line before it starts dripping on the exhaust. You may luck out and have a fitting on the reservoir that just needs tightening.
Good luck.

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    dt10beretta Jul 09, 2013

    Thank you for your response. Were you able to view the video i uploaded.....just want someone to tells I'm not going mad.....but this is smoke I'm seeing not exhaust emissions.......any views ?

  • montehammons Jul 09, 2013

    No, I could not view the video. It says no content.

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    dt10beretta Jul 09, 2013

    Damn....did the video on iPhone think its an mpeg file....oh well never mind. Do you have another email address I could send it to so you can see it.....?

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