My son's truck. He's gone for 3 months, and I want to check the oil (looks like there might be a leak)but I just don't know how to open the hood. Popped the release inside, but can't figure out what to push or pull to get the hood open.
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Sounds like a valve cover gasket or oil pressure switch. If you open the hood and look at the front and both sides of the engine using a flashlight you will probably be able to see where it is coming from. You may need/want to take it to a trustworthy mechanic to have it repaired.
Open hood,look everywhere,if not at top of motor,get under vehicle and look and you should see and follow,if you need to get a mirror for a better view.Check by oil filter,oil pressure switch,valve cover.rear oil seal.If no leaking,then maybe it's burning oil,any smoke.
check the oil and if it looks milky he probly needs a new head gasket. If the oil looks normal you probably nee to check the thermostate and get a mechanic to give your radiator a pressure test to check for leaks
your break system should never need fluid, as your breaks wear down you will see a little lower level in the resivour. if you are adding that much fluid and you don't see any leaks at any of the wheels, your break booster could be leaking. where you add the fluid at the master cylinder there is a vacume booster that has a diafram in side, look carefully around the bottom of this diafram out side under the hood, I have seen them leak inside also where the break passes thru the fire wall you may feel the oil on the carpet under the dash. if you see no leaks keep looking you are loosing oil some where
look for a vacuum leak first, and by all means take it back to them to look it over-it could have coincidently had a failure in the idle control valve, or the throttle position sensor, but I'd pop the hood and look, who knows what they did-if it stays like that, it'll hard to drive, hard on the engine and transmission and brakes, and it should set a check engine light shortly-so you should be able to solve this pretty soon regardless of the reason.
Cable might be broken, is there enough hood release cable exposed that you can get pliers or vice grips to grip the bare cable and pull to release the hood? If not, you can cut back the sleeve of the cable for access. Or you will have to look from under the car to reach it from there using vise grips or pliers.
Sounds like an oil seal or manifold gasket. If you don't see oil in your driveway, the oil is burning off in the engine and this would cause the misfire if it's getting to the sparkplugs. Take a flashlight and look under the hood for any small pools of oil near the sparkplugs. I'd go to a different dealership for service and I'm willing to bet they'll confirm an oil seal or gasket problem. Best of luck with your problem.
open hood pull out oil dip stick, if oil looks like coffee with cream it is possible that the head gasket is bad. if the oil looks a normal color the cooling fans could not be working .have a radiator pressure test done to determine where coolant leak is.