Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Griffin, Georgia
Weird leak!! HELP
Let me first say that I have been leaking a small amount of coolant onto my garage floor. I thought that my radiator had a small leak. Because the puddle was right under my front right fender area. Well, the other day I was replacing my UCA, O2 Sensor, and installing a factory rated T-stat. While I was under the front-middle of the car, I noticed a anti-freeze/coolant leak in a weird location. I meant to take a picture of the spot, but didn't get around to it. It sort of looks like the rack and pinion, where it is leaking. But I don't believe that coolant would be in the rack and pinion. I looked all around that area, and didn't see any signs of leakage. But the fluid was fresh, green, and was forming drip-drop (about to drip, but didn't). So after seeing that, I didn't know what to go about fixing, to rectify the leak.
And this morning, I had a huge puddle of coolant under my front right fender. Basically right where the drain valve us. When I get home tonight, I am going to make sure that the valve is 100% shut. If it is, that means the leak is coming from somewhere else.
I guess I am asking if anyone knows where it could be leaking?! I honestly don't think that the radiator is leaking. I haven't hit anything, and the car isn't overheating (which doesn't really mean anything, I know). Would pressure checking the radiator do anything? If so, how do I go about pressure checking it?
I just want to find the leak, fix it, and move on.