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Old 05-28-2007, 12:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Green liquid near pedals under carpet

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I just bought a 1991 Vitara Hardtop, just doing a retrim on the car and I found this green fluid under my carpets on drivers seat. I didn't really want to touch it yet because I'm not sure what it was. Does anybody know where it comes from, I'm suspecting it to be brake fluid but where did it leak from, it cant be coolant right?

I also have a lose vacumn hose in engine bay, would anyone know if capping it would do anything because it settled my engine and doesnt idle violently.

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SOUNDS like anti-freeze, but is your heater on that side?

Brake fluid? Maybe. Green is an odd color for it unless it changed with what ever it came in contact with. If your brake Master Cylinder is firewall mounted (which I assume it is), then the M/C is leaking out of the back, which is a common occurance.

If you're bold...anti-freeze tastes SWEET!
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So how do i go about fixing this problem? do I need to check the fluid tank? Check firewall? My brake fluid is installed right next to firewall. but its full all the way to the top at the moment.
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First you have to ID what is leaking. IF the M/C is dripping down the inside of the firewall, then you need a new M/C.

We don't have 91' Vitara's over here, so I guess you've got a Sidekick. If so...here are your new M/C options...

1991 SUZUKI SIDEKICK JX Master Cylinder

IF it's sweet tasting fluid, then it's aniti-freeze and either the heater core is leaking or MAYBE a hose connection.

1991 SUZUKI SIDEKICK JX Heater Core
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Thanks for that... I'll check and keep ya up to date.
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I've asked someone else and he also said it was the heater core, now I'll have to find a whole day to take off my console and check for the damage. Hopefully its not the heater core just the hoses.

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IF your heater core PIPES exit through the firewall and into the engine compartment, then the hose connection is under the hood to check for wetness / leaking. Check there 1st. If not, the connection will be under the dash.

Chances are pretty good that it's the core though.
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thanks, will check that during daytime. prob cant see anything in the dark lol
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