Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Leaking diesel

asked by on

Couple weeks back I had a busted fuel line on a 93 Peterbilt with a caterpillar motor it was a bad leak . Was told had to drive it nmw. My question is it possible for the diesel fuel to work it's way into the transmission and cause problems

My car has 1000000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: Hey there, thanks for writing in. There sho...

Hey there, thanks for writing in. There should not be any way for diesel fuel to work its way into the transmission in any case. If you need to have the leak detected and fixed, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to advise you on a repair.

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: When I fuel up, my car will not start, it takes about 3 tries and I have to pump the gas

Can you hear the fuel pump prime when you turn the key to "On" before cranking it over? Before starting, turn the key to "On" for a few seconds. Listen carefully for a faint "whirling" sound. Have you had the...

Q: Knocking/ Pining/ Dieseling noise

Hi there. If your Tacoma is a 4x4, then check the transfer case and see if that is where the noise coming from. If it is, then the chain in the transfer case is slipping and needs replaced or repaired....

Q: a/c problems

You may have a cooling fan clutch that is not working properly. The fan might not be turning as fast as it should. When the A/C is on the temperature rises in the condenser and transfers the heat to the...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.