Mercedes-Benz CLS400 Trans Leak Inspection Cost.
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There are several systems that can leak oil. Each fluid tends to be a different color, which can help to identify the leaking system.
- Engine oil tends to be brown or black. It can be an amber color if it's new oil
- Power steering fluid can be many colors: clear, brown, green or red
- Automatic transmission fluid is reddish in color
- Engine coolant is green, red, orange, or clear. It has a watery consistency different from oil
Fluid leaks tend to move in a downward and rearward direction. Therefore, oil leaking at the rear of the transmission may have originated at the front. One way a shop avoids misdiagnosing oil leaks is to use oil detection dye that helps to pinpoint the exact source of the leak.
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