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Green fluid leak

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by everleet, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Aug 7, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    everleet

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    I was rinsing off my truck this morning and as I was spraying the underside, right in the middle dead center, and I noticed the water turning green. There wasn't much but I can't figure it out what it might be. I crawled under and where it was coming from there are no lines I can see. Any ideas? Thanks
     
  2. Aug 7, 2010 at 3:53 PM
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    WoadWunner

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    Probably antifreeze.
     
  3. Aug 7, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    Antifreeze on these is pink i believe? Is yours a 4x4? Geal oil leak from the transfer case maybe? Maybe the water is mixing with some excess grease from your zerk fittings on the drivelines?
     
  4. Aug 7, 2010 at 4:01 PM
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    everleet

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    Yup it's a 4x4. That could be it, it was right in that area. Although I greased the fittings about a month ago with standard black grease and this was a pretty bright green.
     
  5. Aug 8, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    the a/c refrigerant is bright neon green
     
  6. Aug 8, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    That's exactly what is judd94. Your a/c condenser has a leak
     
  7. Aug 9, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    well that is pretty shitty. so the actual oil in the ac compressor is neon green?
     
  8. Aug 9, 2010 at 9:44 AM
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    Lame!
     
  9. Aug 9, 2010 at 9:52 AM
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    If it's oil, it'll smell like oil and should separate from the water. Anti-freeze tastes sweet since its an alkaline. I'm not recommending drinking it, but you put a little on your finger and touch your tongue to it and spit it out. It's gross but it can help you determine what you're leaking since anti-freeze only comes from one spot.
     
  10. Aug 9, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    yep it is bright green. i just had to replace my a/c condensor line because my powersteering line wasnt mounted right and rubbed a hole in it. it spray green refrigerant everywhere.
     
  11. Aug 10, 2010 at 4:51 PM
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    Found some bright green fluid underneath the truck this evening. Upon closer inspection the suction hose from the ac compressor to the firewall has chaffed through around a clamp, disabling my AC and leaving the compressor unlubricated. :annoyed:

    Gonna try the dealer tomorrow to inquire about the cost of the aluminum/rubber line. I wonder if they will want just an arm or a leg too...:mad:
     
  12. Aug 10, 2010 at 5:35 PM
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    my wife's '09 Ford Taurus X had a bright green fluid leak near the radiator and it turned out to be the AC condenser had a freon oil leak. Because it was caused by a foreign object hitting the condenser warranty did not take care of the $700 it took to repair.
     
  13. Aug 11, 2010 at 6:47 AM
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    tha line i bought the dealership wanted 70 bucks for it. i just used my mechanics dealer discount and knocked it down to 42 bucks. which is way better than tha 90 dollars autozone wanted for it.
     
  14. Aug 11, 2010 at 1:03 PM
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    The line I have busted is dealer only - $185 Canadian plus air freight and taxes.:mad:
     
  15. Aug 11, 2010 at 1:10 PM
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    Fuck, now I gotta check this since my rack was replaced recently.
     
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    yeah, you better, i had my power steering pump replaced with a heavy duty pump for my 37's. turns out they forgot to clamp the power steering line back away from the a/c line like how it was and i gotta nice little hole and my a/c stopped blowing cold.:mad: luckily they didnt charge me labor to replace it
     
  17. Aug 11, 2010 at 1:17 PM
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  18. Aug 11, 2010 at 1:30 PM
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    :rofl:
     
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    I just found this green fluid leak this morning when I pulled the truck out to plow snow. I was confused being the antifreeze is pink, I guess I'll check over the AC lines in the morning.
     
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