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post #1 of 15 Old 09-12-2009, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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What's leaking?

My 01 360 Modena has a very slight leak in the fitting located in front of the passenger side front wheel which is accessible via the opening in the side of the front air dam. I noticed some brownish fluid which I presumed to be oil on the opening in front of the wheel. I felt up there and it appears its leaking from a fitting. Sorry to be less specific but I haven't a clue.
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post #2 of 15 Old 09-12-2009, 07:46 PM
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Could be power steering fluid or it could be a leak in the A/C system that is dripping compressor lubricant. The P/S rack is not too far away from there.

Is your car cooling OK? The A/C condensor coil is there in front of the right radiator.

It could also be a leak in the right radiator.

When was the last time you had the coolant flushed?
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Thanks. I thought it might be the P/S fluid. If the P/S fluid is low, what type of fluid (brand) do you suggest I use to top off? I just had a major about 2500 miles ago and they flushed and changed all the fluids. I will try to check the tightness of the fitting.
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Ok then they bled the P/S from the line marked "A". The hose slips onto the aluminum line there and is held in place with a hose clamp. I would get a new clamp about 1.25"-1.50".

To get to it you have to remove the large panel in the trunk that's up against the cowl as you look in. You first have to remove the panel on the right.

My guess is that's what's leaking cause that's the best way to bleed the system.

You can use either Redline D6 ATF fluid or Valvoline Dexron sytnthetic. It's all auto tranny fluid.
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Thanks a lot. This seems right and might I say, you da man!
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My guess is that they reused the OEM clamp and it does not pull down tight enough.

For info as to removal of the panels go to the 360 section and look for my post about silencing the red LED. It's info on the alarm module but same procedure to remove the panels.
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Thanks for the great info!
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Thanks. I thought it might be the P/S fluid. If the P/S fluid is low, what type of fluid (brand) do you suggest I use to top off? I just had a major about 2500 miles ago and they flushed and changed all the fluids. I will try to check the tightness of the fitting.
I would check the owners manual to see what brand is recommended and stay with that.
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Actually most P/S fluid is very similar. Its autotranny fluid.

If he can find what they used it helps but it should not be a probe to mix.
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Thanks again everyone. Had it repaired and they found the A/C HP LP hoses to be leaking. $1700 for the AC hoses. She's high maintenance but I'd pay a lot more because well, you know if you are an owner....
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Um, is your Modena parked on top of oriental rugs?

(not that there's anything wrong with that...)

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I beleive I said an A/C leak as a cause!

Good going but a bit pricey, eh!
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Actually I am having the fllors in my garage epoxied with the paint chip flecks in the paint. Anyone have luck with that?
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