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Leak in the front of the motor, kind of looks red

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Red oil leaking for front of the car would indicate you have a transmission leak from the transmission oil line or from the transmission oil cooler at the radiator.
Thank you for using fixya and note that running the transmission low on transmission fluid will damage the transmission and cause you to replace it.

Posted on May 10, 2010

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If it is on the passengers side front then it could be coolant.have the cooling system pressure tested.Could be a water pump,intake gasket,or radiator hose.Depending on what motor you have.Hope this helps.Good luck.

Posted on May 10, 2010

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