SHOOTING - Spots, Streaks, Fluid
THE CAR USES MORE OIL THAN NORMAL, AND THERE ARE OIL PUDDLES
UNDER THE CAR AFTER IT HAS BEEN PARKED
that the oil level is low between oil changes. You also notice
puddles of oil under the car. It seems obvious that the loss
of oil is due to oil leaks. Sometimes when you stop at a light
or stop sign, smoke comes from under the hood. To identify
the exact cause of the problem, it is best to look at the
source of the oil leak. In addition to having the oil leaks
repaired, you should make sure the engine always has the proper
oil level. You may have also noticed that the car doesn't
have the same amount of power as it once did. This type of
problem seems to get worse once it develops.
PCV system is not working properly.
engine may have mechanical problems.
engine's seals may be damaged.
oil filter may not be tightened properly.
WINDSHIELD WIPERS TURN ON BUT LEAVE STREAKS ACROSS THE WINDSHIELD
of problem: You turn on your windshield wipers and steaks
are left as the wipers move across the windshield. The same
areas of the windshield do not wipe clean, and you have poor
vision because of the streaks. This can present a dangerous
situation and should be corrected as soon as possible. This
problem can occur occasionally or happen nearly every time
the wipers are turned on. Likewise, the problem may suddenly
appear or may gradually become worse.
wiper blades are too hard and need to be replaced.
wiper blades are worn and need to be replaced.
wiper blade arms need to be replaced or their tension adjusted.
YELLOW-GREEN PUDDLES UNDER CAR
of problem: When the car has been parked for several hours,
you find yellow-green puddles on the ground under the engine.
BROWN OR BLACK PUDDLES OR SPOTS UNDER CAR
of problem: You see brown or black puddles or spots under
or transaxle fluids leak.
CLEAR WATER SPOTS UNDER CAR
of problem: You see clear water spots under the car.
air conditioning drain off or condensation.
REDDISH SPOTS UNDER CAR
of problem: You see reddish spots under car.
transmission fluid leak.
steering fluid leak.
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