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Old 05-19-2017, 10:34 AM   #1
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Last night my wife bottomed out her van hard on a dip. This morning there was a small puddle under the van so I thought oil pan. So I took it this morning to have an oil change done and check the pan. It's fine but there is something else dripping and we can't figure out what it is.

It's coming from an area that seems to have no lines under the air filter. It has a coolant kind of smell but it doesn't make sense to me or the guys at the oil place.

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Old 05-19-2017, 10:59 AM   #2
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The oil dipstick is clean? Or I mean fresh oil only?
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:02 AM   #3
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Ok.... take a look at all your other fluids and see if any of them look like that. Brake fluid, coolant, etc. What ever that is it looks pretty icky.


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Old 05-19-2017, 11:04 AM   #4
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CV shaft or liquid filled motor mount.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:06 AM   #5
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CV shaft or liquid filled motor mount.
Hot dang, I think you hit it. The Town and Country has those...
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:06 AM   #6
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Look inside filter box under the air filter. See if dripping form there.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:09 AM   #7
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Looks like oil and antifreeze mixed to me. Hope not though.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:17 AM   #8
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Looks like the sludge from bottom of a radiator.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:19 AM   #9
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Looks like the sludge from bottom of a radiator.
this is what I see
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:23 AM   #10
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Motor mount fluid...
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:34 AM   #11
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I think it may be power steering fluid. That's kind of how it smells and o just saw it's below the minimum level.


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Old 05-19-2017, 11:40 AM   #12
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How much fluid do those mounts hold?


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Old 05-19-2017, 01:37 PM   #13
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So I topped off the PS fluid and added a UV dye to see if that's what was leaking and so far nothing. If fact whatever it was has stopped. The guy at Napa sais he thinks it's coolant and could smell it. That's what I thought too but where it's located seemed odd.

The oil is good and has been check all over so it's not that. The brake fluid is good and has been checked. The trans fluid has a small drip and I'm putting a new pan on tomorrow.
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:38 PM   #14
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Looks like the sludge from bottom of a radiator.
This is above and behind the radiator. Unless the water pump is spraying it out but I checked that and didn't see where it was coming from.
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:09 PM   #15
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Smeg" that was trapped in the crossmember she bottomed out.
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:29 PM   #16
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It's dripping water from the back passenger side now. I thought it was gas at first but it's water.
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:33 PM   #17
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This is behind the rear passenger side tire.

What is this?






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Old 05-19-2017, 02:36 PM   #18
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coolant line for rear AC.

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Old 05-19-2017, 02:40 PM   #19
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Ok, thanks.
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:51 PM   #20
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Water broke... it's time
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:16 PM   #21
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Looks like what came out the south end of a squished cat


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Old 05-19-2017, 04:23 PM   #22
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Put a match to it and see what happens.
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:44 PM   #23
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Muffler bearing fluid or blinker fluid


Oh look a fajita!!
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:56 PM   #24
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Muffler bearing fluid or blinker fluid


Oh look a fajita!!
I already replaced the muffler bearing last week and the blinker fluid is full.
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:57 PM   #25
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This is what's dripping from the back

REAR A/C EVAP EVAPORATOR EXTENSION TUBE
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:58 PM   #26
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Muffler bearing fluid or blinker fluid


Oh look a fajita!!

This was my guess as well, but I see you've already taken care of them
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:06 PM   #27
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I already replaced the muffler bearing last week and the blinker fluid is full.
But did you use enuff elbow greese?
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Old 05-29-2017, 02:18 PM   #28
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Ever solve this?
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Old 05-29-2017, 05:48 PM   #29
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Ever solve this?


I think it was the engine mount. Nothing else was ever leaking but the little bit of transmission fluid.




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Old 05-29-2017, 05:59 PM   #30
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I think it was the engine mount. Nothing else was ever leaking but the little bit of transmission fluid.




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