What is the Pink Fluid in My Car?

February 29, 2024

The sight of a pink puddle under your car is always unsettling, especially when you don’t know what it means for your vehicle. There are many different fluids used in cars and they all come in a variety of colors. Pink liquid usually indicates a leak in your power steering or transmission system. This could be caused by a broken seal or a hole in the return line of the system. It could also be a sign of a faulty coolant radiator.

Inspect the pink puddle under your car to determine what type of fluid is leaking from it. You can identify the type of fluid by its density and smell. Coolant has a watery consistency and a sweet taste, while power steering fluid has a texture like burnt oil and a distinctive smell. Transmission fluid has a similar smell as well, but it is thicker and more oily than the other two.

If the pink fluid is dripping from under your car, you should try to start the car and check the condition of the engine. If the engine is overheating, it may be a sign of a cooling system leakage. If it’s leaking from under the transmission, it could be a result of a faulty gasket or a broken seal. In either case, it’s important to fix the problem as soon as possible because these leaks can cause severe problems for your car.

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