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OK, so tomorrow we were/are leaving from So Cal to go to Utah to ski. My wife notices a green ...





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Old 02-05-2011, 09:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK, so tomorrow we were/are leaving from So Cal to go to Utah to ski. My wife notices a green substance on the ground under the car. (2010 Nox) looking at the radiator sure enough there is a leak on the passenger side lower corner. Strange thing is the antifreeze in the tank is red and whats leaking is green. Anyone else have radiator issues?
Of course it's a Saturday and the dealer closed at 2:30 and doesn't open till Monday at 7am... Great start of a vacation.
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That sucks and sounds really odd.

Were you able to isolate the exact leakage location?
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That is strange that it's green, any way that it could be washer fluid?
If it was leaking from the radiator it would be red.
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It could be run off if you used a lot of fluid to clean off the car.
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I cleaned the engine and then took the car for a little test drive
Still leaking and it is antifreeze. Still not sure why it's green but so be it. Dealer in the am. vacation on hold.
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Sorry about your vacation! Please keep us updated with this since this is so odd... I know we all wish we could have been of more help!
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OK, Green is the color of the oil in the air conditioner. Red is antifreeze. Learn somthing new everyday. They are tinting the freon to help with leak tracing. Maybe by Wednesday if we are lucky. GM is picking up the tab for a rental car.
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That's good to know and I did not even think about the oil in the air conditioner.
Keep us posted about what they find.
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Oh ok. That seems to be a odd system to catch a leak.
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Originally Posted by dietz4ibanez View Post
Oh ok. That seems to be a odd system to catch a leak.
The stuff they use glows under black light or UV light and works really good.
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Originally Posted by Z_Ghost View Post
The stuff they use glows under black light or UV light and works really good.
I was just referring to the leak in the first place.. Out of everything else to leak that seemed to be odd...

I guess that's what you get with extreme temps.
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Maybe one of you can change the heading.
The problem is with the AC condenser having developed a leak. This seems to be an issue with design according to the dealer. They had two replacements brought in and both have the same issue. Now it seems GM has put a hold on shipping them while they look into it. They put the car back together for now so we can leave for vacation (going snow sking can deal with weak defroster) as they have been told an replacement is 30+days away. Maybe one of the forum members works at a dealer and can confirm this information.
Looking like this may grow into a bigger problem.
Look for what looks like BRIGHT green liquid on the passinger side lower corner of the radiator/condenser.
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Well have fun on your vacation!

Hope the title works for ya. Let me know if I need to change it to something else.
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