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2006 Pontiac G6 Question: what can be leaking on the front passenger side all over?

 

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natasha89, 3.5L V6, Pueblo, CO, June 04, 2013, 19:50
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Looks like an almost clear fluid thin like brake fluid all over the inside of my rim along with being all over the inside of my fender well. I checked the brake fluid it shows full to max. Spradley just redid the rack and pinion because the first time they fixed it it failed. Not sure what or where the fluid is coming from any help?

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    pushrod June 04, 2013, 20:42
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    Check ps fluid to see if it is low!!!

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    natasha89, June 04, 2013, 20:55
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    Power steering fluid?

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    pushrod, June 04, 2013, 21:01
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    Yes power steering fluid, see owners manual. Unless yours has an electronic unit, could be either. Now what you see i am assuming is a lubricant! Not just water or coolant, since you say it's 'not' brake fluid(?)

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    natasha89, June 04, 2013, 21:13
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    Yes. When I took the car in for the popping due to the rack and pinion I advised brakes were squeaking as well with chalk board kind of sound. But it really looks like brake fluid leaking but it was all over the place whatever lubricant it is. Power steering is electrical

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    pushrod, June 04, 2013, 21:17
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    Brakes feel ok, good pedal? Better have it checked out for safety sake.

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    natasha89, June 04, 2013, 21:21
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    Ya I did take some auto classes so I know what fluids look like what and this seems like brake fluid but pedal is not soft and it shows max filled. Butthis is a mess with how much fluid leaked out everywhere on my fender well, inside of my rim and brakes.

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    pushrod, June 04, 2013, 21:31
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    Possible strut leaking, still need to have it checked!

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    ziptie12 June 05, 2013, 10:55
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    Did they maybe bleed the caliper on that side and just leave a mess? Did you clean it and see if more fluid builds up again?

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    natasha89, June 05, 2013, 11:21
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    My brakes have not been changed yet and yes we cleaned it and its consistant with the leak

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    pushrod, June 05, 2013, 14:40
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    Has got to be a deficit in fluid from something, IF you cant find it by checking ALL fluids then it is the Mcpherson Strut leaking!! That is the only thing left.

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    ziptie12, June 06, 2013, 12:30
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    I agree......

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