Question about 2002 Dodge Intrepid
I got a flat tire and now my car is leaking oil and i cant find where it is comeing from
FIRST CLEAN BOTTOM OF CAR IT WILL MAKE IT FASTER TO INDENTIFY THE LEAK THEN CHECK TO SEE WHERE ITS COMING FROM
Posted on Apr 12, 2010
It realy would be best to get it up on ramps to find out where the leak is.
Did it start at the same time as the flat tyre - i.e. did you go over something? if so, it may have stressed the steering (if power steering) and caused a seal failure. Or it may be that the sump has recieved a blow, causing the sump pan seal to leak a bit - or even crack.
If the oil is black - it's probably the sump, if lighter in colour, it is probably steering rack fluid or brake fluid.
Check the oil levels to see which one it is. If there is a large leak, or the brake fluid or steering fluid is leaking, the car is best recovered for repair, as driving it is dangerous.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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