Q: Before work today my car turned on and off in 10 seconds. After work I turned it on and it started leaking green liquid & smoking

asked by on July 13, 2017

Today before work my car automatically turned off. Lights where still working and alarm system but as I turned on the car it will turn off in 10 seconds. After work I tried to see if the problem resumed and it didn't. Only difference is that this time it started making a loud grinding noise and it stared smoking without me even pressing on the gas. I turned off the car and notice green fluid were leaking where the smoke was coming from.

My car has 122000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The green fluid is probably coolant and the smoke is probably steam. You may have a serious coolant leak that is causing your car to overheat. If the car was driven very far while overheating, it may have caused some engine damage. I don’t recommend you try to drive the car anymore until you can get this sorted out. You can have this conveniently checked out by a pro by contacting Your Mechanic. They will send a technician to your home or office to check out your leaking and stalling Honda and let you know what it will take to fix it.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

I emptied my oil and it came out way to fine and with gas.

Hello. If there is a lot of fuel in the oil, then you either have an injector that is leaking too much fuel into the engine or you have a compression issue. Most of the time this is caused by...

Civic not always starting right away.

Hi Beth. Thanks for contacting us today. The battery is responsible for supplying power to initially start the vehicle. However, it's less than likely that a worn battery is the reason why the engine has difficulty starting. In most cases,...

shake around 45-50 mph 2006 Honda Odyssey

Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2006 Honda Odyssey. Try to drive your vehicle in 3rd gear without overdrive on and see if problem goes away. The problem is at the speed where the lockup torque converter locks....

Related articles

The Best Used Cars to Buy to Maximize Resale Value
A A car is not an investment. An investment, by definition, increases in value. A car is a necessary purchase, and it will never appreciate in value, with the possible exception of classics and antiques. So, as a used car...
The Best Used Cars to Buy For Fuel Economy
Saving money on gas is an important factor to consider when buying a car. The Honda Civic, Toyota Prius, and Ford Fusion all have great fuel economy.
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Honda Fit
The The 2012 Honda Fit is a fuel efficient car that has lots of head and legroom for drivers and passengers alike. In addition, its five door configuration holds large items like skis, bikes, and surfboards for those who love...