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Old 09-27-2013, 07:32 PM
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Hey there, so my car has been flawless since I picked her up at 30,400 miles. She's got 32,650 on her now and has randomly started this leak. I am posting pictures on here. It's a clear substance with no smell and it's soaked the rug she rests on in the garage. It's Friday night and she hasn't been driven since Sunday. I am pretty sure this started at some point today....
It's in front of driver's front wheel. I tried to take some pics...
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:46 PM
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I hope it isn't brake fluid....
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:13 PM
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Open the frunk and check your battery and master cylinder for leaks...
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:19 PM
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No smell. Is it water like? The windshield washer reservoir is in that fender.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:23 PM
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No smell. Is it water like? The windshield washer reservoir is in that fender.
Yes, no smell. Looks a lot like opaque water. Like water, yes.
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AC condensation drainage?
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AC condensation drainage?
I wish. Car hasn't been driven since Sunday...
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:29 PM
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In that spot the only thing it could be is brake fluid.
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:00 PM
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Could it be a leaking steering rack? Take of plastic underside cover off and then check for fluid inside the inner tie rod boots. A leak can often times come on sudden and be quite dramatic.

Also check all your fluids in your car ... brake, power steering, windshield washer.
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:03 PM
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The battery drain is in that location. Be careful with that liquid. Your battery may be getting overcharged, hence spitting up some acid...

Brake fluid overflow tube is behind the LF wheel.

AC condensation drain is aft of the front wheels, closer to midpoint of the car, next to the fuel pump access plate.
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by 993997 View Post
Yes, no smell. Looks a lot like opaque water. Like water, yes.
Is it "slippery" (brake fluid=yellow, red=pwr steering) or just water (or does it smell like washer fluid)?
Pull the left headlight and look around for a leak. You will be staring into the windshield washer fluid reservoir and pump. Now fill up the windshield washer reservoir (next to gas cap in fender) CAREFULLY without spilling (wrap a towel around the fill-up) and see if you make a big puddle on the floor and check for leakage inside the headlight area.

The reservoir can crack or the o-ring on the pump can start to leak and the pump is just slip-fit into the tank. I had the latter issue...easy to fix.
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Sorry to fall off the map! It was discovered the next day that it was in fact the Washer Fluid... I knew this immediately because the washer fluid light came on the dash. Well now, don't I feel dumb! haha So, needless to say I've been enjoying her problem free this whole time with only the windshield washer light on the dash to remind me to fix the washer fluid leak.

Anyway, thank you all and I think kjr914 has hit the nail on the head. Today a buddy of mine is coming over and we are going to remove the driver headlight and see if we can determine where the leak happened.
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Glad you found your problem. There's never a dumb question for RL. We're here to help.

I would suggest you become a RL member. You'll find it very much worth the money.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:13 PM
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Here is the washer pump that has a leak where it meets the reservoir ...
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I'm glad I was wrong!
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