Q: Small fluid leak in front after car is shut off and sits,temperature gauge rising.

asked by on

I saw a small stream of fluid running from front of car in the morning. Drove a while hit heavy stop and go traffic and temperature gauge started to rise when stopping and balance back to regular operating temperature when moving at regular speed.

My car has 175000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

You should have the cooling system pressure and leak checked to locate the leak in the cooling system and also check to see why your engine ran hotter than normal. This overheating inspection will locate the leak and then a quote can be done to repair the leak. You may have a radiator leaking at one of the hose connections or the radiator is leaking from a hole in 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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Small fluid leak in front after car is shut off and sits,temperature gauge rising.

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: Q: Brake lights not working

If some of the brake lights are working and others are not then the brake light switch most likely is not the cause. In this case it sounds like the lights themselves may be the problem or they are not...

Q: Heat gauge problem

The temperature fluctuation when turning on and off the heat suggests that you may have an overheating issue. The thermostat is a more commonly known part to fail when it comes to an engine overheating. I would recommend having the...

Q: Gurgling noise while brake and pumping feeling in reverse

The intermittent illumination of the Check Engine Light (CEL) should be resolved by getting a CEL Diagnostic and then repairing the fault that is identified. Such a diagnostic might provides clues as to the other faults you are writing in...

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...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.