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car broke down and is leaking green oily mess

Posted by coupe_nasty, Aug 19, 2013

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  1. coupe_nasty

    coupe_nasty Proven Member

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    So I was driving down highway. All the sudden car shudders and slows way down and won't drive. Started it back up, motor is fine. But when I put into gear, dosent wanna move. Leaking green oily liquid underneath on passenger side. Jacked it up and in neutral I can turn passenger wheel with my hands but its hard to turn. Please anyone know what the issue is?

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  2. Awd-laser

    Awd-laser Proven Member

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    Eww...When is the last time you changed the trasnmission fluid?
     

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  3. coupe_nasty

    coupe_nasty Proven Member

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  4. BogusSVO

    BogusSVO Proven Member

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    Check your CV axle boots.

    How is your coolant level?
     
  5. jjw205

    jjw205 Proven Member

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    Looks like it could be CV joint grease to me... is your boot torn/destroyed? Looks like the axle flung it all over the place. Could be wrong.
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  6. coupe_nasty

    coupe_nasty Proven Member

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    Could a bad cv joint cause the car to not drive and come to a sudden rough stop from highway speeds?
     

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  7. ricktb

    ricktb Proven Member

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    the bulk of the fluid is directly in line with the inner axel boot, below and to the sides. looks like it exploded.. these are not to hard to fix.. just pull the axel out, peel off the damaged boot, separate the two sections of the axel, wipe them clean, repack with tons of fresh axel grease, and install a new boot kit.. snap axel back in and off you go
     

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  8. coupe_nasty

    coupe_nasty Proven Member

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    ok so i reached under there, and the inner boot of the axle is completely ripped in half. So, my other question is, i checked the other side of the car and the boot is intact but there is grease on the engine side of the boot, all around the axle rod. is that normal?
     

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  9. T is for TURBO

    T is for TURBO Proven Member

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    That looks like my poop i had earlier.

    Grease/oil/lubricant/blood should never be on the outside. Something is leaking
     

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    1996 Eagle Talon TSi
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