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Common Leaks Reference Chart

Color Description Diagnosis
Black/Brown Dark brown or black spots or puddle Most times indicative of an oil leak. Check seals and gaskets as well as oil pan drain plug.
Clear Clear water like spot or drip puddle Most times is normal condensation from running the vehicle’s air conditioning system.
Green Bright green or other bright iradescent colors such as blue or orange Indicates a leak in the coolanst system. Often from overheating, a bad hose, pump, or radiator.
Pink/Red Pink or red tinted spots or puddle Indicates the leak of power steering or transmission fluid.







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