Possible Radiator Leak

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  1. Cglhawk260

    Cglhawk260 Silver Member

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    After I drove my car for a half hour,I noticed a puddle near the passenger side front tire. The liquid material is pretty clear with a pinkish color to it. The liquid material is visible from the top of engine on the under belly plastic cover and from the bottom. Definitely not engine oil. Here's some pictures. Is this the infamous radiator leak or something else? 2015 Hellcat with 16000 miles.

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  2. solo7777

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    image.jpeg Undecided. When my radiator was leaking, the puddle was pinkish. I'll try to dig up the pic.
    Edit: Not mine, but this is what it looked like also.
     
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    If it's radiator fluid you will definitely smell coolant. How's your coolant level?
     
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    Maybe it is pink. Leaking is very active. Here's the leak in action and also on a white piece of paper.
     

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    Looks like coolant to me.
     
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    Coolant level appears to be down a little. I hope this lets up I may not make it to the dealership at the rate it is leaking.
     

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    I would call and have them tow it if it were me.
     
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    As a two time winner of the radiator replacement lotto, I can definitely say that your pics are very familiar... good new is, if they have one in stock, it's only a 2 - 3 hour deal. You should be back in business in no time...;)
     
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    Should I have them tow it? The dealership is 10 miles away.
     
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    Why risk anything else getting damaged? If they are 10 miles away, they should have no issue coming to get it.
     
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    Yeah,
    That looks like coolant. They will pressure test it, that's what they did to mine, it only takes a few hours to replace, although I had to leave mine overnight.
     
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    If it's leaking that severe flat bed it. We have roadside assistance so it's covered. Coolant is very slippery so you don't want to take the chance of that stuff getting under your wheels while driving.
     
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    Okay I'll call them Monday. Everyone thanks for the help.
     
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    Flatbed it to the dealer...don't risk driving with a leak that bad. It looks like coolant to me, but you would know because coolant smells terrible.
     
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    Definitely have it towed.
    I have a fluidyne radiator waiting to be fitted to mine as a precautionary measure.
    Bought it six months ago. My mechanic and good mate tends not too rush
     

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