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Old 08-25-2020, 12:35 AM   #1
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Default Small leak under front passenger wheel

I think it might be water from the AC but wasn't completely sure. The liquid didn't feel like oil and seemed far enough away from the oil pan for me to think it's not that.

https://imgur.com/a/vOZP4DA

Based on that photo, can anyone confirm that it's a leak from the AC and not something else?

EDIT: Car is 2014 Impreza 5dr.
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Old 08-25-2020, 12:39 AM   #2
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Most likely just condensation from the a/c lines or compressor. Were you driving for a period of longer than 10-15 minutes? I think that's the amount of time it takes for the a/c to get a temperature difference high enough to get condensation to form, I could be wrong though.
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Old 08-25-2020, 10:24 AM   #3
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The liquid didn't feel like oil and seemed far enough away from the oil pan for me to think it's not that.
What did it feel like?

There is no way to tell anything from the photo.
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Old 08-25-2020, 10:39 AM   #4
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What did it feel like?

There is no way to tell anything from the photo.
Very thin (not viscous) liquid. Seemed like water but had a dark color to it (possibly from dirt)
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Old 08-25-2020, 10:40 AM   #5
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Most likely just condensation from the a/c lines or compressor. Were you driving for a period of longer than 10-15 minutes? I think that's the amount of time it takes for the a/c to get a temperature difference high enough to get condensation to form, I could be wrong though.
Yes, it's been warm here and I was driving around town running errands.
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Old 08-25-2020, 01:23 PM   #6
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Very thin (not viscous) liquid. Seemed like water but had a dark color to it (possibly from dirt)
Yeah, but . . .
Did you smell it?
Did you taste it?



If it felt like water and had no smell to it it was probably just water.
Anything else would have had some measure of slick feel to it, whether it was oil, coolant, AC coolant, hydraulic fluid, etc.
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Old 08-25-2020, 01:42 PM   #7
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Yeah, but . . .
Did you smell it?
Did you taste it?
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Not yet. I had just eaten a big meal so wasn't too hungry.


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If it felt like water and had no smell to it it was probably just water.
Anything else would have had some measure of slick feel to it, whether it was oil, coolant, AC coolant, hydraulic fluid, etc.
That's good to hear. I may put the car on ramps and sniff (no pun intended) around.
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Old 09-02-2020, 12:24 PM   #8
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Your evaporator drain will drip in that area. There is a rubber hose that comes out of the bulkhead just above that area the inside of the frame rail.
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Old 09-05-2020, 03:33 AM   #9
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Did you smell it?
Did you taste it?

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Old 09-16-2020, 06:38 PM   #10
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Your evaporator drain will drip in that area. There is a rubber hose that comes out of the bulkhead just above that area the inside of the frame rail.
Yup - looks like it. I put my car on ramps for other reasons and was able to get a nice gif of it for the next person who finds this thread.

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