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Old 01-30-2011, 06:23 PM Rookie

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Passenger side leak - coolant?

I've had a small puddle of water forming just behind the passenger tire for a couple of days. Since I'm in Florida and it's been a balmy 70* lately, the air has been running.

At first I assumed this was just the condensate drain. But, after towing my trailer this weekend, gave everything a once-over and I noticed the degas bottle was reading 3/4" lower than it has in the past.

I now assume it's a coolant leak and wonder if anyone can corroborate this thought.

The towing was light and I drive like a baby. No tunes and the top of the degas bottle looks pretty clean (i.e. no puking).

The first image is the leak and it's location relative to the passenger front:

The second image shows the dripping on the rear side of the inner fender.

I checked the heater hoses at the firewall. There doesn't appear to be any leaks there. Also took a look around the valley to make sure EGR hoses were clean. Looked good, as far as I could see. Also, I figure if it was in that area, the leak would be down around the bell housing.

I appreciate any ideas.

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Old 01-30-2011, 06:38 PM
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I get that spot under my truck, and it's usually condensation from the air conditioner. Your degas bottle can fluctuate some. Keep an eye on it. And try to check it at the same place (parked) if you can. Just some thoughts.
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