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? Identify the fluid, determine whether it is engine oil, automatic transmission fluid, power steering fluid, etc.
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The Powder Method

? Clean the suspected area.
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? Operate the car under normal operating conditions.
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Let's start by telling you how to diagnose the problem.

Most oil leaks are easily located and repaired by visually finding the leak and replacng or repairing the necessary parts. On some occasions a fluid leak may be difficult to locate or repair. The following procedure may help in locating and repairing most leaks.

Finding the Leak
  • Identify the fluid, determine whether it is engine oil, automatic transmission fluid, power steering fluid, etc.
  • At what location or point is the fluid leaking from? After running the vehicle at normal operating temperature, park the vehicle over a large sheet of paper, After a few minutes, you should be be able to ascertain the approximate location of the leak by the drippings on the paper.
  • Visually check around the suspected component. Check around all gasket mating surfaces and hoses for leaks. If your car provides engine oil cooling, check the oil lines leading to the radiator. A mirror is useful for finding leaks in areas that are hard to reach. If the leak still cannot be found, it may be necessary to clean the suspected area with a degreaser, steam or spray solvent. Most car washes provide this service or make it possible for you to do it yourself. Clean the area well, then dry the area. Operate the vehicle for several miles at normal operating temperatures and varying speeds. After operating the vehicle , visually check the suspected component. If you still cannot locate the leak, try using the power method.

The Power Method
  • Clean the suspected area.
  • Apply an aerosol-type powder, e.g., face powder, to the suspected area.
  • Operate the car under normal operating conditions.
  • Visually inspect the suspected component. You should be able to trace the leak path over the white powder surface to the source.

Good luck and all the best

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The answer is NO!

You must check for leaks before you have serious problems.

Here's how you check:

Most oil leaks are easily located and repaired by visually finding the leak and replacng or repairing the necessary parts. On some occasions a fluid leak may be difficult to locate or repair. The following procedure may help in locating and repairing most leaks.

Finding the Leak

? Identify the fluid, determine whether it is engine oil, automatic transmission fluid, power steering fluid, etc.
? At what location or point is the fluid leaking from? After running the vehicle at normal operating temperature, park the vehicle over a large sheet of paper, After a few minutes, you should be be able to ascertain the approximate location of the leak by the drippings on the paper.
? Visually check around the suspected component. Check around all gasket mating surfaces and hoses for leaks. If your car provides engine oil cooling, check the oil lines leading to the radiator. A mirror is useful for finding leaks in areas that are hard to reach. If the leak still cannot be found, it may be necessary to clean the suspected area with a degreaser, steam or spray solvent. Most car washes provide this service or make it possible for you to do it yourself. Clean the area well, then dry the area. Operate the vehicle for several miles at normal operating temperatures and varying speeds. After operating the vehicle , visually check the suspected component. If you still cannot locate the leak, try using the power method.


The Powder Method

? Clean the suspected area.
? Apply an aerosol-type powder, e.g., face powder, to the suspected area.
? Operate the car under normal operating conditions.
? Visually inspect the suspected component. You should be able to trace the leak path over the white powder surface to the source.


Good luck and all the best

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Next, we need to find out if it leaks all the time, or, if it only leaks under pressure, ( when the engine is running and warmed up ).

Start the vehicle just long enough to back it up 2 or 3 feet and then turn the engine back off. Raise the hood and visually inspect the area where you seem to leaking from. Allow about 10 minutes and then look to see if you have a new puddle under the vehicle.

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Let the engine run 6 to 8 minutes to allow the vehicle to get to its normal operating temperature.
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Good luck my friend!

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