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Oil cap is milky, but the dipstick isn't and the coolant isn't bubbling. Please advise.
The discoloration likely represents the effects of entrained moisture in the oil on the cap surface. There can normally be a certain amount of condensation in an engine, for example as weather conditions change or if the engine sits for...
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What is this clear fluid leaking from the front and rear of my 2007 750li?
Hi there. Check the fluid by putting a paper towel on the fluid and smelling it. If the fluid has no odor, then it is water or condensation and that would be normal. If the fluid has a strong odor...
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My car is kinda low, i drove over a puddle on my way home amd now it's moist under my car mats why? Is that cause it's too low? 2011 BMW 328i
Hi there - while it's possible that water intruded driving "over" a puddle, this seems unlikely in an age of quality, well-sealed cars. The immediate smell also suggests this is not water, but perhaps engine coolant leaking from the heater...
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I drive a 2008 Isuzu kb and it leaks water when it rains
Hi there. Check all of the cab seals on the vehicle and make sure that all of the seals are tight to prevent any water from coming in during wet weather. If the doors will not seal, check the door...
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Drove through a puddle and stalled the engine.
Hi there. If you still cannot remove the spark plugs, then remove the air filter in the air box to the engine and replace it as it is probably full of water. If the filter is full of water, the...
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My vehicle is mixing water and oil
Because you have a manual transmission, the mix of oil and coolant can be caused by a leaking intake manifold gasket, a blown head gasket or a cracked cylinder head. The intake manifold would need to be removed and inspected...
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Jeep wrangler with sbc 350. Rain getting into engine,i havent ran it n theres no coolant in the block or rad.Where could it get in
Hi there. If you have not run the engine after putting it into the jeep and there is no water in the block or radiator and after it rains for 2 days you find water in the engine oil, there...
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Car won't start after driving through water
This is probably not something that anybody will be able to solve quickly. Fixing a car that has been in the water can be very challenging because of the endless list of things that could be wrong. If you were...
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Looking where a hose goes to. It carries water
Hi there. The hose that runs behind the engine that drains water is the drain tube for the air conditioner. This hose is designed to drain off the condensation from the evaporator as the air conditioner is operating. This is...
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Is it possible to crack an engine block by flushing the radiator?
Hi there: Is it possible - certainly. If the engine block is hot and the coolant being flushed is cold, it's actually rather simple for small cracks to develop inside the water passageways. It really depends on the condition of...
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I have water that's getting inside my drivers side back door and floor. What could be causing this?
Hello, thank you for writing in. There is a long list of reasons that water would get inside your door. The first component to consider is the drains that run along the top of the door (quite like the gutters...
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The clutch pedal doesn't spring back as quickly when it is cold outside.
Hi there. It is possible that the brake fluid may be freezing. When brake fluid gets old, it collects too much moisture causing water droplets to form in the fluid. This will gel up the fluid and cause it to...
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I was driving in the rain and when i went through a dip full of watter, water splashed into my car n got my feet all wet... the wa
Vehicles are far from waterproof in all circumstances. When the vehicle is designed the structure is engineered to keep rain out and most water sprayed from the wheel well areas but if you enter standing water of significant depth, some...
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What might cause a 2013 to cause moisture to collect on the inside of the windshield?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The best way to find a leaking seal is to make it leak and locate it by choice. You can do this my carefully inspecting the seals around the windshield while spraying water on...
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Water getting inside driver side door 2013 Honda Pilot
Hi - yes, it is quite likely the water leak you describe is the source of failed electrical functionality. If the weatherseal around the driver door glass is leaking, allowing water to splash on the master switch assembly for windows,...
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White smoke coming from A/C coolant is low?
If you are referring to "smoke" coming from the dash vents when the a/c system is running, that is simply water vapor. The refrigerant is contained in a sealed system, although not quite as well sealed as a home or...
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Hi there. I own a 2013 Hyundai i20 and when I drive in the rain, half of the dash lights go off.
Hi there. The wiring could have a ground that is loose or shorting out when driving in the rain. Check all of the ground wires to the vehicle and look for any loose wires or wires that could be contacting...
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Car won't crank over then thud noise coming from engine, car has set for about 5-6 Months.
What could have happened is the intake manifold could have leaked coolant into the cylinder or something got into the cylinder like a nut or a bolt and caused the engine to lock up. Try removing the spark plugs (all...
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It's been raining heavly, and now I've got water coming through the flooring in my car, I haven't passed my driving test yet so it
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely going to need an inspection before knowing what the real cause of the water leak is. Rust can certainly accumulate on the bottom of the vehicle and allow water to...
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White smoke from exhaust, pretty sure its not head gasket?
With the information given, if the vehicle smoked before getting the fuel in the tank, then the head gasket could be blown causing the coolant to get into the exhaust system. If the smoke occurred after getting fuel, then it...

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