CAR LEAKS

Car Leaks: Radiator Leaks, Oil Leaks & More | ACDelco

If your vehicle is leaving strange stains or other visual signs behind on the driveway, use the chart below to pinpoint the possible cause. These can be further diagnosed by your service advisor or technician.


TYPE OF CAR LEAK

POSSIBLE PROBLEM

 
 
 
 
Black stains with a heavy, thick consistency
Axle leaks
Clear liquid with a smell
Brake fluid leak
Yellow, green, pink or orange-colored stains that are lighter and thinner than oil
Coolant leaks
Brownish-colored stains
Crankcase or power steering leaks
Clear liquid with no smell
Just dripping water that has condensed on your air conditioner
Black fluid
Motor oil leak
Greasy fluid that is pink, red or clear
Power steering or transmission fluid leak
Reddish-colored splotches
Transmission fluid leaks