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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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2010 leaking red fluid

I have a 2010 Equinox, and it just started leaking a red/rust colored liquid. The fluid is near the front of the vehicle. I was doing some research, and it appears one option could be transmission fluid. I plan on calling my dealer after the holiday weekend, but until I do, I am wondering if others have had this happen and what the source of the leak was? My car seems to be functioning just fine...I haven't noticed any changes in engine sound, etc. It's been warm lately so I've been using the air conditioner, so I don't know if it could be related or not.

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Red fluid from the front of the car could be anti-freeze. Check the coolant tank and see if it is low.
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Dexcol antifreeze is pink, red would be transmission/transaxle fluid,,
Depending on how bad the leak is - just check your transmission level on dipstick periodically till you get to the Dealer. [/color]

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Dexcol antifreeze is pink, red would be transmission/transaxle fluid,,
Depending on how bad the leak is - just check your transmission level on dipstick periodically till you get to the Dealer. [/color]
Is there a dipstick for the tranny on these vehicles ? I never saw one on my 4-cyl.

If there is one, it would make life easier, You could suck out the fluid to change the fluid instead of splitting the case !


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Is there a dipstick for the tranny on these vehicles ? I never saw one on my 4-cyl.

If there is one, it would make life easier, You could suck out the fluid to change the fluid instead of splitting the case !
I can't speak for the I4's, but the V6's with AWD have a fill cap ( very similar to the power steering cap and dipstick combo).Unfortunately to change the filter one would still have to split the case - but that's many many km's away.[/color]

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Dexcol antifreeze is pink, red would be transmission/transaxle fluid,,
Depending on how bad the leak is - just check your transmission level on dipstick periodically till you get to the Dealer. [/color]
Actually when it is on my garage floor it looks sorta rust colored or at least it did leaking from my wife's G6 head seeping.

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On my older trucks to figure out what was leaking I would place a few pieces of white paper on we're I would think its leaking so I could see the color and smell what it was. Dex cool coolant is orange almost rust color and it smells kinda sweet.

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Let me know how it goes at the dealer. Feel free to contact me if you need more assistance. Thank you.

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Re: 2010 leaking red fluid

Is theIr a dipstick for the transmission on four cylinder cause I can't find anything the only thing I see is coolant level in the reservoir washer fluid reservoir ... Oil dipstick .... And some of plug to the right of the block I will take a picture of it later it has a gear on it and that's it don't know wierd to me let me know guys if there is a dipstick
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