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Old 02 Feb 2011, 10:19 pm
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Default yellowish/greenish liquid, what is it?

I parked my PT in the driveway last night. It snowed heavily.

When I moved it this afternoon, I noticed there is some yellowish or greenish liquid in the snow next to the rear left wheel. Since it's fresh snow, the liquid must be there after I parked it in the driveway.

I am thinking it might be brake fluid, but I just did brake job a week ago, and did not see anything.

What else could it be?
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Old 02 Feb 2011, 10:44 pm
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Default Re: yellowish/greenish liquid, what is it?

have any animals around?
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Old 02 Feb 2011, 10:48 pm
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have any animals around?
chipmunks, rabbits are common, but I did not see their footprints.
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Old 02 Feb 2011, 10:52 pm
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Default Re: yellowish/greenish liquid, what is it?

I would check the rear shocks. Could be the hydrolic fluid seeping out. Same problem I am having with mine.
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Old 02 Feb 2011, 10:54 pm
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Default Re: yellowish/greenish liquid, what is it?

I had the same thing the last snow storm, but I'm thinking it was an animal because I haven't been able to see it again.
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Old 02 Feb 2011, 11:33 pm
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thanks, everybody. I will keep my eyes on it.
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Old 03 Feb 2011, 07:15 am
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Default Re: yellowish/greenish liquid, what is it?

Question: are you the first owner of the PT? If not, the first owner could have changed the coolant to a non-approved brand and you have a small leak from the radiator or one of the hoses. I have green coolant in my Vetter and Prestone makes a yellow coolant.
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Old 03 Feb 2011, 11:14 am
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Question: are you the first owner of the PT? If not, the first owner could have changed the coolant to a non-approved brand and you have a small leak from the radiator or one of the hoses. I have green coolant in my Vetter and Prestone makes a yellow coolant.
I am the second owner, and I put some Prestone universal coolant in my PT last summer.

Since this liquid appears next to the rear wheel, it's probably not coolant.
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Old 03 Feb 2011, 10:19 pm
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Default Re: yellowish/greenish liquid, what is it?

but it is the only liquid I know of that is greenish yellow next to gasoline (pretty hard to see on the photo).

Brake fluid, steering fluid, shock fluid... you found it on the outside, or inside of the wheel, does the car act strange, and if you park it again, do you have more liquid?
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Old 03 Feb 2011, 10:35 pm
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Default Re: yellowish/greenish liquid, what is it?

did you touch or smell it? usually when i see any type of liquid under the car i touch it, and if i don't recognize it then i smell like. You know what i mean?
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