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Feel, Hear, See, Smell 3d

When you have a problem with your car you detect it with one of your senses. Either you feel something wrong, hear something, see something or smell something wrong. This is one of a series of articles that will help you interpret what you are sensing and come up with some possible cause of the problem.
» Part 1: Warning Lights
» Part 2: Warning Lights
» Part 3: Spots, Streaks
» Part 4: Spots, Streaks
» Part 5: Smoke
» Part 6: Tire Wear
» Part 7: Lights Not Working
» Part 8: Lights Not Working
» Part 9: Lights Not Working
» Part 10: Dome/Map Light
» Part 11: Body/Paint
» Part 12: Wiper Problems

Spots, Streaks, Fluid

  • Windshield Wipers Turn On But Leave Streaks Across The Windshield:
    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.

    Possible causes:
    1. Your wiper blades are too hard: Replace wiper blades.

    2. Your wiper blades are worn: Replace wiper blades.

    3. Your wiper blade arms need to have their tension adjusted: Replace wiper arms.


  • Green Puddles Under Car:
    You find green puddles on the ground under the engine.

    Possible causes:
    1. Coolant leak: Repair coolant leak.


  • Black Puddles Or Spots Under Car:
    You find black puddles on the ground under the engine.

    Possible causes:
    1. Oil leak: Repair oil leak.

    2. Differential or transaxle fluids leak: Repair differential or transaxle fluid leak.


  • Clear Water Spots Under Car:
    You see clear water spots under the car.

    Possible causes:
    1. Air conditioning drain off or condensation: Normal condition.


  • Reddish Spots Under Car:
    You see reddish spots under car.

    Possible causes:
    1. Automatic transmission fluid leak: Locate and repair transmission fluid leak.

    2. Power steering fluid leak: Locate and repair power steering fluid leak.

    » Part 1       » Part 2       » Part 3       » Part 4
    Part 5       » Part 6       » Part 7       » Part 8
    Part 9       » Part 10     » Part 11      » Part 12
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