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    Anyone know what bright yellow fluid leaking from the front end of a car could be?

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    Antifreeze.

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    But the antifreeze in our car is green. This is much lighter in colour. And the antifreeze level is still the same.

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    Default Re: Bright yellow fluid

    There are only a few fluids in a car and few are bright.
    I'm not sure of synthetics, but the regulars fluids are:

    Engine Oil - brown/black
    Brake Fluid/ Power Steering Fluid - light brown
    Washer Fluid - blue or green....possible!
    Engine Coolant - Red or Green or Yellow.....possible!

    Take your pick.

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    I'll double check the levels again! Thanks!

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    Gas..

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    Road salt from the exhaust...see it all the time..Customers complain about this a lot.
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    Default Re: Bright yellow fluid

    dye from a/c system

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    I'll take,"Automotive Fluids" for $500.00...Alex!

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    We missed one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fenderbass View Post
    Road salt from the exhaust...see it all the time..Customers complain about this a lot.
    He is right. I had this happening last year on our Montana and brought it in and was told it was when the snow melting on the exhaust for some reason leaves yellow on the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fenderbass View Post
    Road salt from the exhaust...see it all the time..Customers complain about this a lot.
    I'll take road salt for $10,000.

    It is a chemical reaction of a combination of road salt, snow/water, and stainless stell on the exhaust system/engine. Had it happen with multiple vehicles of mine now.

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    I see this every winter at work...Customers come in and the complaint is yellowish colour fluid under the car.
    when I lift the car to inspect it I find stains on the converter and front pipe of the exhaust...Net Dog is correct. chemical reaction.
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