Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Green liquid everywhere

asked by on

Last night, I got in my truck, backed up, put it in drive and drove probably 10 yards and POW!! It sounded like somebody had shot my tire out because it made the ssssssssss sound. I pulled over and looked and my tire was still fine but then I looked and saw smoke going down the road and I walked over in the road and green liquid had blew all over the road. I turned around and pulled right back in the driveway and this morning, I crawled up underneath it and you could see about right behind where my oil pan is and it was green liquid and it was all over the underneath of my truck. I've looked and looked and I can't find no hose that's busted or anything. Can y'all help me, please?

My car has 224000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: If the coolant is low in the engine and you...

If the coolant is low in the engine and you see a leak near the rear of the engine then the heater core may have broke. You would need to have this verified by having the system pressure tested. In order to perform this check, a mechanic would fill the system with water and pinpoint where the fluid leaks. You’ll need to find out if it comes out from the heater hose or the A/C drain. If it’s leaking from the drain then the core will be at fault. I’d suggest getting this looked at by a qualified professional, such as one from YourMechanic, as they can help pinpoint the source of the coolant leak and perform the necessary repairs.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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

Q: Transmission

Try this: With the ignition key in the "off" position, turn the key just far enough to disengage the mechanical shift lever lock, but not so far as to light up the dashboard. Then shift the transmission into neutral and...

Q: There is a squeaking noise near the timing belt and an oil leak - 2007 Acura TSX

Hi there. It is likely the squeaky noise is either the timing belt tensioner wiggling on a dry pivot point or the timing belt idler pulley bearing which is losing its lubricating grease. Replacing the timing belt, the tensioner, and...

Q: What damage maybe caused from starting car with disconnected transmission lines and empty radiator 2000 Ford Mustang

Hello. As long as the vehicle was not ran for too long then no damage should occur. The lack of coolant typically only comes into play if the engine runs long enough to overheat. If the transmission lines are disconnected...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...