When I backed my car out of the garage to wash it, I noticed red liquid leaked out from somewhere under the front. I checked transmission fluid level and it was okay. Any suggestions?
by Visitor in Mason City, IA on March 31, 2010
Try this article for some help: http://repairpal.com/car-fluid-links-what-to-do
If the leak is new, you may not detect it in the fluid level. Best course is to have it looked at by a pro.
Thanks, Matte! You're probably right as the leak seemed to just appear all of a sudden. I'll have it checked out.
it is probably blood from the cat that was sleeping on the warm engine before you started you car
The red fluid is usually characterized with transmission fluid which means you probably have a leak in your transmission somewhere. However, unlikely it may be (but possible), transmission fluid can be used as a power steering fluid, so you should also check the pump and lines for leakage.
As to the no level difference when you checked the transmission fluid, Matte is correct about if it is a new leak, it is unlikely you can detect it just checking the fluid.