Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Saratoga Springs
Leaking green fluid
Hey all, I have done several searches, but haven't come across the answer.
While driving the other day I noticed my heater started blowing cold air, then when I went to park I noticed my fans running (they usually arent), and then a cloud of steam out from under the hood and I had fluid (green) all over the passenger side of the engine compartment, but I could not find the source. I filled the reservoir up and drove it home, the heat blew hot for a while and then went cold again right before getting home. The engine never got hot. The fluid was green, but when I went to drain the radiator I noticed it was "orange" as well as the reservoir stayed full.
I noticed when I had the light looking for the leak I saw vapors, I thought it was steam but it continued tonight while I removed component looking for the leak.
The fluid is sweet, but no real smell, and feels like water (not oily)
Is this possibly part of the air conditioning system? Kinda stumped, gotta take the radiator to the shop due to the neck (plastic) breaking while removing a hose.
Thanks for any help, this is a great forum with lots of good answers.