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Old 26 Mar 2012, 01:49 pm
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I just bought a 2003 GT Turbo, my garage has a slight inclination and every morning I see a patch in the floor in the front, left side. Transparent and no odor, not oily neither; I could say it is water but my car does not have any in the system (the radiator deposit is full of antifreeze). I check the deposits every 3 days with no significant loses. If the car is on a plain surface, it does not spill anything. What it could be?
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Old 26 Mar 2012, 02:06 pm
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All leaks are visual, get out floor jack and jack her up, put stand under car, take a look.

also put some cardboard under car and see what leaks onto it.

dark= oil
red= ATF
Clear= brake
orange=coolant
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Default Re: 2003 GT Turbo leaking some fluid

Thank You VNT, I already made the "cardboard test" and it is clear, no odor. Definitely not oil or ATF. It could be Break fluid then, but the leak is in the very front of the car, under the radiator, it doesn't seems a place for break fluid, doesn't it?
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I would get underneath and look. It could be water.

Brake fluid, look at the lines and around the calipers and reservoir. Is your reservoir full??

Is yours a manual of auto? If manual could be leaky slave cylinder.
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Default Re: 2003 GT Turbo leaking some fluid

If you got ac they have a discharge line for condensation .
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If you got ac they have a discharge line for condensation .
That would be at the firewall, not the front of the car.

To me front would be coolant or trans fluid from the cooler assuming a auto.
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Default Re: 2003 GT Turbo leaking some fluid

Thank you all. It's AT, with autostick.
Last night I jacked the car up and I saw it's coolant, is leaking by the drain valve of the radiator. It's a plastic thing, so I tried to tighten it with my hand, I am not sure about using pliers, I dried the floor of my garage, but this morning I see the patch again I saw there's also a small rubber pipe that goes from the bottom of the radiator to somewhere in the AC system (I think) it has moisture also, what you think?
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Default Re: 2003 GT Turbo leaking some fluid

It sounds like your drain cock on the radiator is leaking.

I would buy a gallon of distilled water and a couple gallons of HOAT antifreeze.

Now if you dont need the car, assume worse case you frig it up, get a pair of needle nose pliers, turn the pet cock CCW, it should back out toward you and coolant will come out. then reseat it by turning it CW, it should go in to the radiator as you turn it, you will feel it stop so dont reef too hard on it.

Now if it stops leaking your all set, if not bring it to a dealer and explain what is going on, they may have to order a new drain cock for it.

BTW, you have the distilled water and coolant just in case, but hopefully you can back it out and turn it back in to reseat it and seal it.
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