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I have what appears to be water (but could coolant) leaking at a rapid clip (one drop per minute or two - sometimes 3-4 drops suddenly).
Anyway, I can't get under the car (used a mirror) but it's on the driver's side of center, almost directly above the "Dextron" label on what I guess is the transmission. It's about 4" above the label, and looks like it does not attach to the transmission. There is a fitting with gromet - the surface the gromet penetrates is horizontal a surface. It almost looks like shielded wires coming out of it.

Wish I could describe it more clearly but, anybody have any ideas?

Much obliged for your insights.

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No, haven't for weeks. I considered condensation - was hoping that's what it was until I saw where it's coming from.

Thanks for the input though.
 

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Just checked - I suppose it could be condensation - the A/C is on the auto temp setting so it could have run without me actually turning it on. Seems odd though, it's in the upper 50's here. But it does look clear, has no smell or greasy feel and the interior temperature could have brought it on (should use outside air for free cooling at that temp though).

Seems like an odd place for the condensate drip pan to discharge but it does seem like water.

Thanks for the thought gents, I had convinced myself it wasn't condensation but never considered the auto A/C setting.
 

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Almost definately A/C condensation, especially if it is water-like with no smell.
 

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It's my understanding that unless you hit the A/C off button the A/C is "on". The mode doors will prevent the colder air from entering the cabin based on the temp you set, but the components are doing their thing. Hence some condensate can be present.

I was advised some time ago to always just set the temp you want and leave the climate control in auto mode. The A/C compressor needs to cycle to keep internal rotating parts lubed. The only time to turn A/C off was after prolonged hot weather use for the last mile or so of your drive. This allows excess condensate to dry up and prevents mold/mildew growth in the air box.
 

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I actually was wondering the same thing. Feels like water, but wasn't sure why there was soooo much of it...
 

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If I see aliquid and don't know what it is I smell and taste it...no taste no smell and clear=water
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Feel like dog chit, ...smell like dog chit, ...taste like dog chit, ... good thing we no step in... Cheech and Chong
 

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Dont tell me you actually tasted it..........
 

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when we had gags-v's car up on the lift at Barak's place for the socal meet, we were all getting dripped on.. It was coming from about the same place you are describing... It was just hot water/ condensation... Caused a few of us to have some red marks when it landed on us, but it was not coolant, just water.

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A lot of people assume that the A/C is only used for cooling the cabin but it is also used to remove the humidity. If you leave the climate control system in manual then the A/C will run unless it is 38 degrees or below. At least 38 degrees is what it was on my Grand Prix. Manufacturers usually set the low limit a few degrees above freezing.

If it is humid outside, cool and the system is in auto then you will see water under your car. I usually don't see much in Utah especially during the summer because it is so dry around here with around 5-20% humidity. However, when I went to California there was puddles under the car when it was only in the 80s.
 

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So basically, I take it you're saying it's hot.....
Either way, it certainly sounds like it's condensation which was a relief. I hope they didn't design it in a way that lets the water hit the top of the tranny or anything - for the price of some tubing, that'd be pretty poor. But I hear ya....maybe just heat from the engine. But hot enough to leave red marks? Ain't arguing, just intriged.
 
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