HELP! Clear fluid leaking from the front of the car!
I have a clear fluid (almost like a clear oil) leaking from the front of the car. What could it be? It is towards the front of the car towards the front bumper. I also have a small whining noise coming from the front, driver's side of the engine. The car doesn't seem to drive any different. Please HELP! If you know what it is, how can I fix it? I have a 1996 GS. Thanks!
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yes, b/c the system is always pressured with the freon and oil. it is only when you turn on the a/c that it engages a clutch on the pulley and pushes the freon around and thru the system. the pulley itself on th pump is always turning though.. it is on the main accessory belt that runs everything else.. water pump, alternator, p/s.
**97 German Miata with a Japanese turbo heart**
Epik, you are really helping me a lot! Thanks! So, being that I have this leak of clear fluid under my car AND the screeching noise coming from the belts, it may more than likely be my compressor and the only clear fluid up there is the compressor oil, correct? Can I just reach down there and feel down there to see if the compressor is, in fact, leaking?
If it turns out to be my compressor, I may take you up on that offer you stated earlier!
It is not power steering. The fluid is clear like water (but oily).
If the compressor totally goes or all the oil leaks out, will I still be able to drive my car? I turned my A/C on tonight to see if it still works and gets cold and it does! I also checked to see where the leak was coming from and I really couldn't see where the leak was coming from but I could see the oily residue on the splash guard under the radiator from inside the engine bay, if that means anything. Is the compressor replacement a hard job? Will changing my compressor stop the screeching noise, too?