NAIOA.comNAIOA.comNAIOA.com
 Create an Account
 

  
NAIOA Impala Forums :: View topic - clear fluid, pass. wheel well,, but everything is dry???/
GarageGarage    1/4 Mile Table1/4 Mile Table    Forum FAQForum FAQ    SearchSearch    UsergroupsUsergroups   MedalsMedals
MemberlistMemberlist   ProfileProfile    Watched TopicsWatched Topics    Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages    Log inLog in 

clear fluid, pass. wheel well,, but everything is dry???/

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    NAIOA Impala Forums Forum Index -> Problems with my car!
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
5ilverado
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: Oct 24, 2010
Posts: 9
Posts per day: 0



PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:47 pm    Post subject:  clear fluid, pass. wheel well,, but everything is dry???/ Reply with quote

Recently saw some spots in the driveway, found to e clear oily fluid slowly dripping from the front of the pass wheel well in the wife's 03 base impala.

I investigate, no obvious signs of leaking (besides my usual oil leaks). Brake fluid is the closest in color (still not quite the same), The power steering fluid has never been changes so that is much darker than what is on the driveway. There is no obvious source of the the fluid. No wetness around the brake lines, master cyl. PS pump. No obvious leak of PS fluid. All the boots look good, dry and pliable. Tie rods are dry as well.

Any thoughts? and yes, I have considered that I may have driven through something which coated the wheel well, but it's been slowly dripping for days now.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ZSPOT
NAIOA Moderator
NAIOA Moderator
Gold Contributor (Amount: 1) Gold Contributor


Joined: Mar 14, 2005
Posts: 5891
Posts per day: 1.27
Location: Wamego, KS

2001 Chevrolet Impala
2004 Ford Mustang
1981 Chevrolet Silverado
2007 Chevrolet Silverado


PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:15 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The only other fluid on our cars that is clear, is PAG oil. Had any work done to your AC lately?

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
5ilverado
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: Oct 24, 2010
Posts: 9
Posts per day: 0



PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:39 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Was also thinking of AC compressor oil but AC doesn't work (hasn't worked for a while) so we never turn it on. I checked around the compressor, it's dry. I was also under the impression it was neon green in color.

I also thought perhaps fluid from inside the struts, but they are dry too
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
nightryder
Master Level
Master Level
Silver Contributor (Amount: 1) Silver Contributor


Joined: Oct 18, 2006
Posts: 3256
Posts per day: 0.8
Location: Lockport NY

2001 Chevrolet Impala
2005 Subaru Impreza


PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:44 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

windshield washer fluid?

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
ZSPOT
NAIOA Moderator
NAIOA Moderator
Gold Contributor (Amount: 1) Gold Contributor


Joined: Mar 14, 2005
Posts: 5891
Posts per day: 1.27
Location: Wamego, KS

2001 Chevrolet Impala
2004 Ford Mustang
1981 Chevrolet Silverado
2007 Chevrolet Silverado


PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:59 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

PAG oil is generally clear unless is has dye added to it, which turns it green. Smile

Only thing in that area I can think of is PS fluid or brake fluid. You could add die to the PS resevoir and see if the drips change color eventually. Laughing

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    NAIOA Impala Forums Forum Index -> Problems with my car! All times are GMT - 4 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Forums ©
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. Comments and posts are property of the poster. All other content is © 2008 by the NAIOA.


Use of this site constitutes agreement with the NAIOA Terms of Service (TOS)


PHP-Nuke Copyright © 2005 by Francisco Burzi. This is free software, and you may redistribute it under the GPL. PHP-Nuke comes with absolutely no warranty, for details, see the license.
Server Local Time: November 19, 2017, 8:01:28 am
Page Generation: 0.10 Seconds ( SQL 25:113 in 0.01 Seconds )