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post #11 of 20 Old 05-10-2019, 09:24 AM
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I saw that it was red on the first pic, but I just assumed you had ELC in it or I would have said something. My bad...

Might be trans fluid, but with the location, I would be more inclined to think power steering fluid.

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I saw that it was red on the first pic, but I just assumed you had ELC in it or I would have said something. My bad...

Might be trans fluid, but with the location, I would be more inclined to think power steering fluid.

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yes i agree with that location ATF would be unlikely. I did change my power steering pump about 1 year ago.

It just amazes me I am unable to see a leak above my picture.
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Not sure where you're located, but up north here I had the high pressure side power steering line begin to ooze, then finally explode. If you remove your air-box and cold side pipe you can get a fairly clear view of the pump and lines. I'd check those - when the pressure line goes it REALLY goes.
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Not sure where you're located, but up north here I had the high pressure side power steering line begin to ooze, then finally explode. If you remove your air-box and cold side pipe you can get a fairly clear view of the pump and lines. I'd check those - when the pressure line goes it REALLY goes.
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I will give it a look when I get home. While I have that stuff off maybe it will help me located the problem if that is not it. Thanks again
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Drove home from work, looked under the hood and searched again for the leak. Came back 10min later to a small drop under the truck which led me to the degas bottle.

I think it has some fatigue cracks, probably just age and being taken in and out multiple times.
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Looks like a fatigue crack. Still, trace as much of that pink powder back to the source as you can. Recently found three coolant leaks in my car by pressurizing the system. The first two I found was a hose and a busted seal. I was still losing coolant, pressurized it again and found I had a stress fracture causing a leak on the degas bottle.

The water pump is very hard to get eyes on being hidden by the fan shroud and fan clutch and serpentine belt. Could be coming from there too.

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Some of the time it comes down to what you are doing and the tools you have or can have a friend who has them come and look. Pressure tester and a inspection camera or bore scope are great in these things. The camera can bring up more questions as you have to know just what you are looking at as almost most of the time you never have seen it that well before and yes I have done that (say just what is that?).
But these things depend just how deep you want to get into things.

So do you have these things or know someone who does so you can do a test before taking things apart? I also thought you had red coolant but it does look like atf. There is always taste as they are very different in that. Not good for you but you are not doing lots of it anyway. The feel is also different as well both are slippery but the oil is greaser is that a word? But you see my point as to were to go from there and am thinking as I write this.

Hope these things help in pointing you in the correct direction.
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What color is your coolant? If it's not red, stop looking for coolant leaks and focus on red fluid leaks (PS & ATF). Your degas does look like it has some hairline cracks starting to form, but it doesn't looks like it's leaking, so that's not what's causing the red fluid leak. Pull your air intake & follow each PS line from the pump. Do a complete visual on everything - same for your trans lines.

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It’s coolant for sure
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Itís coolant for sure
So your coolant IS red?

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