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Old 07-29-2014, 01:31 PM   #1
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Default Smoke from Front Bottom Passenger side of Engine

After about 20 minutes of driving yesterday, I started to notice some smoke coming from under the hood. I popped the hood and there was smoke coming from the front bottom passenger side of the engine. Looked under the car and noticed some fluid, but I have no clue what's going on.

I also started hearing a whine coming from the transmission during the same trip. It stopped at lower speeds, and didn't change whether in gear or neutral. Are these related? I'm trying to get videos up.


Ignore the chicken bones, damn NYC rats!



Here's a video I had to resize. You can't really see the smoke after resizing, but this is the area it's coming from:


Here's a video of the whine:


Any ideas?
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:48 PM   #2
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These cars have a lot of things that can leak onto that area. Most common is a valve cover oil leak, next is a turbo oil or coolant leak, then cam seals and lastly power steering fluid.

Jack the car up nice and high, put it on jack stands, chock the rear wheels and get under there with a couple cans of brake cleaner. Wear some eye protection and spray down anything that's wet and follow the wetness up as car as possible spraying it with cleaner. Wipe down whatever you can to get things clean. Then fire it up and get back under there. Look for the first drop of fluid you see and trace it up to its source. You may need to have someone rev the engine or turn the wheel if you don't find any leaks at first.

You may have more than one leak so after you find and fix something, test again.

Also, the inner boot on your passenger side cv axle may be torn and throwing grease on your exhaust. You mentioned your trans whining so check the trans gear oil level as well. If the seal inside the sundials on the side of your trans is leaking it could be dripping down onto the axle and then spraying onto the exhaust.
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:59 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply! I'll be taking a look later on.

Also, if this helps, the car was kinda bucking recently. From neutral to first, at low speeds, if the accelerator was tapped, you'd feel a slight clunk. Not sure if related.
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