1996 Toyota Avalon Q&A
1996 Toyota Avalon Question: fluid leak
"light brownish color" - power steering fluid is typically red, and engine oil is typically most brown. However, only a good physical inspection will get to the bottom of what fluid it is. To narrow down the exact area of leakage, the oil can be cleaned up and dye can be added to the appropriate component (engine? power steering pump? transmission?). The dye is observed with a UV black light to determine the source of the leak. - DaveJHM
It's hard to say what the fluid is or where it is coming from without being able to see the car first hand. The transmission cooler is at the front of the car, the hoses going to it may be leaking trans oil may be brownish in color. Toyota antifreeze is red in color but may look brown if it is dirty. Best to get it checked and repaired to prevent serious damage. - patrick mannion
Dealer says there is a leak between the master cylinder and booster.
with oil and need to repair the rack and pinion. There is no leak under my car or any sign of oil leak. The guy said it happens on the road... when if it happened on the road there has to be sign o...
i just today noticed car had leaked some reddish or burgandy colored fluid in my carport.did not look like an oil leak.could it be transmission or power steering fluid?thanks for reply.
What is a fair charge for this? If there's a leak, can't the area where it leaks, be sealed? Is it necessary to replace the entire "tube section" for a total charge of over $500? THis is the fir...
it coming from around the plastic cover i don't know if it the water pump or something else. leak on alternator side of the motor. any ideas