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Old 09-30-2012, 02:03 PM #1
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Buddy got in a wreck

Some lady hit him in a parking lot and his car is leaking fluid. anyone know what it could be? Should he drive it?
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:16 PM #2
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:24 PM #3
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:34 PM #4
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Yeah, he has nothing to worry about as long as the car can move by itself without being pushed.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:40 PM #5
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You don't know anyone that could look at it? It's impossible for us to say for sure. It's probably coolant though.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:45 PM #6
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You don't know anyone that could look at it? It's impossible for us to say for sure. It's probably coolant though.
Which is unimportant, the AC might not be as cold but he can fix that later. Tell him he can drive the car just fine.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:47 PM #7
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:59 PM #8
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:05 PM #9
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What do you know? If you were such a mater tech wouldn't your **** run for more than an hour without breaking?
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:08 PM #10
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Money is what stops my car from running mainly.

Also don't you have a shop doing all your work?
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:19 PM #11
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That's right, car runs like a champ. I make more money working than I do getting dirty....being dirty is for poors.
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:12 PM #12
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update. fluid appears blue. smells like cinnamon. drives fine.
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:16 PM #13
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Tell him to stop using blue cinnamon fluid in place of coolant, that can't be good.
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:19 PM #14
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if it drives fine than its fine
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:28 PM #15
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That's most likely the blinker fluid. No worries.
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:53 PM #16
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That's most likely the blinker fluid. No worries.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:22 PM #17
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That's most likely the blinker fluid. No worries.
Yeah, he should probably get some extra if it's a serious leak:

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Old 09-30-2012, 05:32 PM #18
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I think he means the blinker fluid for the turn signals, not the blinker fluid for the blinking rotator splint.

If it was red and smelled like sour milk that'd be rotator splint fluid, and you need to stop driving the car, otherwise you will need to replace all of your piston return springs and get a full engine alignment, not to mention patch the leak. Pricey.

You should be fine - the best test is to get it out on the highway and take it up to 65 as fast as you can. If you hear rattling, that's the rotator splint. If you don't hear rattling, slam on the brakes (make sure nobodies behind you) to see if it's a leak from the sway bar lubrication reservoir (dipstick is usually located next to the transmission fluid, check the levels before and then after).

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I think he means the blinker fluid for the turn signals, not the blinker fluid for the blinking rotator splint.

If it was red and smelled like sour milk that'd be rotator splint fluid, and you need to stop driving the car, otherwise you will need to replace all of your piston return springs and get a full engine alignment, not to mention patch the leak. Pricey.

You should be fine - the best test is to get it out on the highway and take it up to 65 as fast as you can. If you hear rattling, that's the rotator splint. If you don't hear rattling, slam on the brakes (make sure nobodies behind you) to see if it's a leak from the sway bar lubrication reservoir (dipstick is usually located next to the transmission fluid, check the levels before and then after).

Good luck bro!
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:35 PM #20
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:43 PM #21
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I think he means the blinker fluid for the turn signals, not the blinker fluid for the blinking rotator splint.

If it was red and smelled like sour milk that'd be rotator splint fluid, and you need to stop driving the car, otherwise you will need to replace all of your piston return springs and get a full engine alignment, not to mention patch the leak. Pricey.

You should be fine - the best test is to get it out on the highway and take it up to 65 as fast as you can. If you hear rattling, that's the rotator splint. If you don't hear rattling, slam on the brakes (make sure nobodies behind you) to see if it's a leak from the sway bar lubrication reservoir (dipstick is usually located next to the transmission fluid, check the levels before and then after).

Good luck bro!
woah. can you elaborate on that last paragraph? Where would the dipstick be located in a Ford Fiesta?
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