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THERE IS A LIGHT ORANGE FLUID LEAKING FROM THE FRONT END OF MY CAR AND ITS KINDA STICKY WONDERING WHAT IT IS?

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Gm's recommended coolant is orange check water level it shouldnt be sticky though I would have too see that one

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I just bought a 2005 Jeep Liberty and there is a leak under the front end after sitting for a few hours. It's clear and blace in a few spots. They have checked it and all fluid levels are full and can


blace?
is car 4WD?
ok, is this your first car?
is this your first car with A/C? for first time ever using and A/C?
(btw front defrost mode uses A/C functions)

if pure water, its just A/C condesate, 100% normal all cars.
today cars have a wide variaty of new fangled fluids.
in the olden days we had tan, and green'
now its many.
toxic AF (antifreeze) green, pin, yellow, red, orange , etc. now.
Engine oil think goodness is just tan/brown or black
pull dip stick gander at the tip (THAT is your color today)
now the transmission, A./T automatic, it usually is pink, but can be
read or dark red. (if your year has a dip stick on A/t pull it and bingo your color is there)
then there is the leaking, (rare) window washers. (can be any color)
but is soaping to the touch.
last is M/t boxes. manual gear boxes,, and transfer case (4wd)
the they can be , clear to brown. my synthetic is clear but is very viscous, and smells sweat.
Some axles and transmissions have (gear boxes) have hypoid gear lube that is brown and stinks to high heaven.. nasty smell.
But this too can be different today, and be any color, from clear to purple to brown.
last is brake fluid, its always clear, but in large volume or old is amber.
it smells sweet. and sticky.
that is what we have today.

find your cars A/C condensate drip tube under car
and memorize that location, then when it leaks, you know.
its that.
on some cars its at passegers toes.
on my jeep its dead center, of car.

Mar 29, 2014 | 2005 Jeep Liberty Sport

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Leaking fluid around left front wheel of 2001 Audi A6


If it is near the tire it is brake fluid. The brake fluid reservoir is back by the firewall driver side of engine compartment. Your car uses DOT 4 brake fluid.

Feb 13, 2014 | Audi A6 Cars & Trucks

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Locate AC drain line


ac drain pipes are on the passenger side front floor area (just about where your feet go) under car when cars heater core gets a hole in it lots of times antifreeze will leak inside car on floor try to get a small sample of fluid thats leaking out with a tissue or something (white In color) see what color fluid is ,see if fluid is slippery like oil or not (rub it between fingers)
Antifreeze= orange or green in color
Transmission oil = red or brown
motor oil = brown to black
washer fluid = Blue or drk orange
ac condesate= clear water (cold)

Nov 08, 2013 | 2001 Ford Crown Victoria

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Is it oil,or power steering fluid or what?how can i tell what is leaking out of my 1998 dodge intrepid


check your fluids oil. power steering tranny fluid brake fluid and see which one is low

Feb 19, 2013 | 1998 Dodge Intrepid

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Sticky fluid on passenger floor


That sweet smell is usually, radiator coolant. Most likely you have a leak on the hose or the heater core is damaged and leaking.

Jul 17, 2012 | 1992 Chevrolet S-10

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HI I OWN A PEUGEOT 206 1.8 IT SUDDENLY HAS STARTED LEAKING AN ORANGE COLOURED FLUID FROM UNDERNEATH THE FRONT OF THE CAR BELOW ROUGHLY THE RADIATOR. NO WARNING LIGHTS ARE SHOWING AND THE CAR DOES NOT


Sounds like antifreeze. You may need a new radiator or may have a bad radiator hose going to it. See if you can trace down where it is coming from.

Jun 13, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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This is kinda funny please don't judge me I was


This sounds like you may have broken a transmission line or damaged the transmission pan. the oil has leaked out of transmission that is why it will not move,

Do not start car until you have repaired the leak, running the engine will damage the transmission due to low oil in it,

you will need to add 2qts of transmission fluid then jack up the front of the car and look for the leak, if you do not see it then have someone start the car and look, you will be able to see it leak out, i thing it will end up being the pan, good day.

May 18, 2012 | 1997 Ford Taurus

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I found a thick orange colored fluid under my 2001 BMW 525i left front side, this morning when backing out of the garade. Any ideas as to where the leak may have came from?


Check your brake fluid level in the master reservoir. Normally the fluid is a light straw colour but when in the presence of mist air becomes very much darker. If this is brake fluid it is a matter of real safety to find out where the leak is and get it fixed urgently.

Dec 03, 2010 | 2001 BMW 5 Series

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Orange fluid leak (most likely power steering fluid)


Check your hoses around your power steering resevoir, you might have a pin hole leake in one of the hoses. Make sure to keep an eye on the fluid level. As long as you keep fluid in it you won't burn out the pump.

Apr 28, 2009 | 2004 Ford Freestar

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