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Just got home and when backing into the garage my gf said there's a lot of fluid coming out, I have no idea what this is, it's a clear pinkish color and not dark red or dark coloring at all like transmission fluid, the spot you see the car in is exactly where it was when it came out. A little info on the car: 01, LS1, Auto, LT, lid and 373's (hope that helped) anyone know what it is? Thanks.
 

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Well the only other stuff thats pinkish could be your anti-freeze if its not trans fluid, or there's also your power steering fluid, but thats the same as trans fluid. ;)
 

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Maybe power steering fluid? Just check your fluid levels tranny, PS, antifreeze and engine oil

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Looks like Dexcool mix to me. My bet is on a blown seal in the water pump. Check your coolant level.
 

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Sorry for the horrible pictures, I don't have a lot of lighting in my garage so I took some more this morning.
 

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A closer look of the fluid, as shown it is pretty clear, coming from the right side of the car (if you were sitting in the car)
 

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Dude, you have to help us out here. We can only use one sense (vision) whereas you have a bunch available to you. Is it slippery? I am sure you can tell the difference between oil/trans fluid and water substances. Transmission fluid is generally red-ish, as is power steering fluid and some engine oils. Water-based fluids like Dexcool engine coolant is a slight orange, some kinds of windshield washer mix are amber also. Engine oils are often yellow/amber-ish to brown. Water-based fluids would have evaporated overnight. Oils not so much.
 

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Dude, you have to help us out here. We can only use one sense (vision) whereas you have a bunch available to you. Is it slippery? I am sure you can tell the difference between oil/trans fluid and water substances. Transmission fluid is generally red-ish, as is power steering fluid and some engine oils. Water-based fluids like Dexcool engine coolant is a slight orange, some kinds of windshield washer mix are amber also. Engine oils are often yellow/amber-ish to brown. Water-based fluids would have evaporated overnight. Oils not so much.
It's a water substance, I don't know too much besides the coloring and how it feels, that was the purpose of this post.. To get an idea of what it is. It's slight orange, if it is dexcool, where do I go from here?
 

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It's a water substance, I don't know too much besides the coloring and how it feels, that was the purpose of this post.. To get an idea of what it is. It's slight orange, if it is dexcool, where do I go from here?
Check your antifreeze level at the radiator if its full check your reservoir if its also full its probably washer fluid but if your missing antifreeze then refill it and turn car on and observe where it leaks

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You (or someone) will have to check the fluid levels, especially the engine coolant (radiator) and windshield washer fluid tank.
To check the coolant, wait until the engine is cooled at least an hour, then open the cap on top of the radiator, near the battery. There should be coolant visible to the top. If that is ok, check the level in the washer tank which is just in front of the radiator, on the same side as the radiator cap. You can check it by looking at the side of the white tank. It is translucent. If you can't see it, remove the cap and look inside. It can use ordinary water if necessary. You should be able to identify which it is by the smell of each tank.
Engine coolant needs to be a specific type. It is not advisable to fill with plain water except temporarily in emergencies.
 

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Thanks for all the info so far people (really) I took the radiator cap off like I was told above, bingo! Appears to be nothing in there (all on the ground) now I need to know what caused it... Is there a simple fix to this or is it a replace a hose type of deal?
 

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I'll guess coolant judging by color and since your reservior, petcock valve, and overflow tube is all on that side. I'd either pop the hood or crawl under while running to see where its leaking.

Nice Federal tires btw. I ran them up front for a while. They did some on the rear in snow too.
 

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Looks like coolant my Water pump seals took a dump on my ls 4.8 truck and did the same thing gushed out as far as hose replacement it's a breeze I'd fill it up like mentioned above with water let it run and crawl under there and watch and I'd check the coolant reservoir make sure it hasn't rubbed a whole or cracked to
 
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