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Old 08-14-2002, 01:47 PM   #1
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Default Pink oil leaking ... what is it???

Suddently, there's some kind of pink oil leaking in the front on the passenger side. It looks real clean oil !!!
What could it be ???
I will jack my car up tomorrow and find it!!!
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Old 08-14-2002, 01:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: Pink oil leaking ... what is it??? (mike76002)

Is it coming from the very front of the car? Isn't K&N filter oil pink? Do you have an aftermarket filter on the car you just cleaned? Just and idea...

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Old 08-14-2002, 02:15 PM   #3
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Is it coming from the very front of the car? Isn't K&N filter oil pink? Do you have an aftermarket filter on the car you just cleaned? Just and idea...

Patrick :cheers:
Yes, I do have a K&N filter but I did not clean it for 5 months already :D
and yes, it is very front of the car !!!
The oil temp and coolant temp are just normal ... that why I am still driving it today !!! :cheers:
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Old 08-14-2002, 02:16 PM   #4
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Default Re: Pink oil leaking ... what is it??? (Patman36)

If you have an automatic transmission, it's probably transmission fluid. You could have a loose line that's leaking.
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Old 08-14-2002, 02:20 PM   #5
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If you have an automatic transmission, it's probably transmission fluid. You could have a loose line that's leaking.
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The lines connect on the right side of the car, right into the radiator tank.
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Old 08-14-2002, 02:20 PM   #6
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Default Re: Pink oil leaking ... what is it??? (mike76002)

mike76002,

It sounds like transmission fluid, assuming that you have an automatic. If you have an A4, then the fluid runs to the radiator for cooling.

If you don't have an A4, then it may be the orange colored anti-freeze that you are seeing.

Good luck.
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Old 08-14-2002, 02:34 PM   #7
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mike76002,

It sounds like transmission fluid, assuming that you have an automatic. If you have an A4, then the fluid runs to the radiator for cooling.

If you don't have an A4, then it may be the orange colored anti-freeze that you are seeing.

Good luck.
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I got MN6 ... I did touch that pink oil and it is oily !!! I don't think the coolant is oily !!! Well it maybe since I just change my coolant about a month ago but it just start leaking for last couple days !!!
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Old 08-14-2002, 04:05 PM   #8
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Could be power steering fluid. :yesnod:
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Old 08-14-2002, 04:31 PM   #9
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It sounds like your rack and pinion is leaking. I had to have mine replaced
at 1500mi. when it started leaking :(
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Old 08-14-2002, 07:00 PM   #10
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It sounds like your rack and pinion is leaking. I had to have mine replaced
at 1500mi. when it started leaking :(
It is a bit in the middle and tend to be on the driver side a bit !!!
anything is fine since I got GM extended warranty but have to pay 200$ :cry .
Does your car make a loud squeak when you go over a bump in the parking garage??? Mine does make a loud squeak so I will have them check for both if I got the rack and pinion problem !!!
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Old 08-14-2002, 07:02 PM   #11
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Could be power steering fluid. :yesnod:
That was what I guessed at first !!!
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Old 08-14-2002, 07:13 PM   #12
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Default Re: Pink oil leaking ... what is it??? (mike76002)

Mike, if the spots are at the very front of the car is could be DEXCOOL, the coolant that is in your radiator. It feels like oil and is pink in color. :cool:
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Old 08-14-2002, 07:22 PM   #13
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Mike, if the spots are at the very front of the car is could be DEXCOOL, the coolant that is in your radiator. It feels like oil and is pink in color. :cool:
The DEXCOOL is just cooland brand, isn't it???
So it will be Preston since I just changed it with Preston pink coolant.
I'll keep y'all updated maybe tomorrow. :cheers:
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Mike, if the spots are at the very front of the car is could be DEXCOOL, the coolant that is in your radiator. It feels like oil and is pink in color. :cool:
This happened to my car about the same time I started to get LOW COOLANT messages.
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Old 08-15-2002, 02:20 PM   #15
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My C5 is a live car :D , it just stops leaking last nite :eek:
I check my cooland level and it is till fine!
Just don't know :confused: :confused:
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Mike, if the spots are at the very front of the car is could be DEXCOOL, the coolant that is in your radiator. It feels like oil and is pink in color. :cool:
The DEXCOOL is just cooland brand, isn't it???
So it will be Preston since I just changed it with Preston pink coolant.
I'll keep y'all updated maybe tomorrow. :cheers:
Coolant is either orange or green no matter who makes it. Orange is DEXCOOL or another extended life coolant and green is the regular stuff. If you put in 'pink' coolant then, no ofense, you might be a tad colorblind :bb

As far as the leak goes, you might have spilled some and it took time to work itself to the ground. Time will tell.


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Old 08-16-2002, 11:04 AM   #17
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My C5 is a live car , it just stops leaking last nite
I check my cooland level and it is till fine!
Just don't know
If it leaks ENOUGH it won't be "live" for long.
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Old 08-16-2002, 11:53 AM   #18
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I had this same problem back in March. I took it into GM and they found it was the waterpump. They replaced it and so far no leak!
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Old 08-16-2002, 12:24 PM   #19
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I had this same problem back in March. I took it into GM and they found it was the waterpump. They replaced it and so far no leak!
That may be it !!!
Where is the water pump so I can just jack my car up and will see those pink coolant dried out there!!!
Thanks :cheers:
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