Le 1 juillet 2019 à 09:57
This usually indicates a problem in the catalytic converter
A red oily looking spot indicates a transmission or power-steering fluid leak. A bad seal or gasket could cause the leak. Pretty simple! A little extra attention to what’s coming out of your car or truck could save you the cost of a new vehicle payment! Keep those eyes and that nose on the job!. Get to a repair shop while you still can! A dark brown or black oily fluid means the engine is leaking oil. If you keep driving an overheated vehicle, your engine will be seriously damaged. Wait a few minutes and try again. It may be normal condensation from your vehicle's air conditioner.
A chemical odor may mean overheated brakes or clutch. Don't drive it anywhere until the problem is diagnosed. The basic rule of smell is that if you do notice an unusual odor - get to a mechanic or get one to come to you. Not good. Stop and let the brakes cool after repeated hard braking. Call a tow truck. Ahh… memories. A puddle of clear water usually isn't a cause for concern. You may also notice a bluish smoke coming from your vehicle. How about the smell of rotten eggs? This usually indicates a problem in the catalytic converter. You can detect many common vehicle problems by using your eyes and nose. Look for the sign of a leak. Get to a repair shop! Pheee-yew! A thick sharp odor usually means burning oil. But you do want to check the wet spots immediately - just to make sure. Have someone come look at your car. Yep- even if you're mechanically challenged. This problem needs to be addressed immediately if having transportation is important to you.
What color is the fluid under your car? Yellowish green, pretty blue or neon orange colors indicate an overheated engine or an antifreeze leak caused by a bad hose, water pump or leaking radiator.The more you notice about your vehicle, the more likely you'll be able to head off repair problems. Also, not good. This is how my first car met its demise. Now, if you see steam from under the hood, stop and pull over. If the odor continues, there may be a leak in the fuel system - a potentially dangerous problem that needs immediate attention. Do you smell burned toast? This odor often signals an electrical short and burning insulation. Light smoke coming from a wheel indicates a stuck brake. Ask me how I know.
The smell of gas after a failed start may mean the engine is flooded. I remember the yellowish green ooze from my Chevette as the tow truck took it away to its final resting place. Whew! "Smell no Evil" Take a whiff, and you may detect your vehicle's problem. Call a tow truck. "See No Evil" Is there a little stain or a drop of fluid under your vehicle? It may mean absolutely nothing. Do you notice a sweet odor? This may indicate a coolant leak. Check the parking brake. Watch your temperature gauge and warning light and drive to a repair shop