View Full Version : fluid leak?

07-15-2007, 02:29 PM
I have red fluid leaking, but it is in the front of the bay. The fluid is coming down the outside of the fenderwell (towards the front of the car) and then dripping to the ground. What is above the right front fender that would be leaking, I found this out when I had the car up in the air to put on my jeff pipe. It's not leaking to bad but it is enought to get me worried, WTF is it.

07-15-2007, 02:33 PM
only thing i can think of in that general area is a motor mount. IIRC when they break they leak red fluid

07-15-2007, 02:39 PM
Actually, motor mounts are more purple...

ATF is red... I wouldn't recommend tasting but maybe sniffing it... Let us know what it smells like...

07-15-2007, 02:40 PM
yea I know that but mine are brand new like 300miles new[headbang]

07-15-2007, 03:08 PM
the only red fluid i can think of is ATF fluid and audi ATF fluid is actually honey colored so I dont know what it could be

07-15-2007, 03:28 PM

07-15-2007, 07:33 PM

2nd that, coolant is pink or red for the newer cars.
Also I did 2 trans services over the last 2 weeks and ATF is not red in our cars (ZF 5HP19 trans) honey color is correct. The old trans fluid taken out was more like old oil.
And not the trans services did not include my car so, yes the Level Ten valve body is still waiting to be installed.