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Old 06-16-2013, 06:09 PM   #1
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Leak Found Please Help ID

Came home to find a leak under my driver side weal it looks like it's coming from the hydraulics of the suspension. How soon so I need to be in the shop? I have an appointment for Saturday so I need to go sooner?
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:15 PM   #2
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Color? Don't assume black, Check brake reservoir and oil.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:23 PM   #3
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leak

looks like the strut is leaking
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:29 PM   #4
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This happened while sitting. It's light brown, lighter than oil, only cuz that's why I have the appt oil is a bit dark. Break reservoir is good at high, I pumped the breaks and did not get more to follow.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:32 PM   #5
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looks like the strut is leaking
Was afraid of that, disappointed this is happening while sitting I would understand if I had just driven it hard.

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Old 06-16-2013, 06:53 PM   #6
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Came home to find a leak under my driver side weal it looks like it's coming from the hydraulics of the suspension. How soon so I need to be in the shop? I have an appointment for Saturday so I need to go sooner?
Hello kinardr,

Really sorry to see pictures of the leak. I know that must a worrisome situation for you. On the other hand, it's pleasing to see you take a proactive approach by scheduling an appointment. Is the visit at a GM dealership? If so, I'd like to monitor the diagnosis on your behalf. Feel free to PM me and let me know if that's okay.

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Old 06-16-2013, 07:17 PM   #7
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Hello kinardr,

Really sorry to see pictures of the leak. I know that must a worrisome situation for you. On the other hand, it's pleasing to see you take a proactive approach by scheduling an appointment. Is the visit at a GM dealership? If so, I'd like to monitor the diagnosis on your behalf. Feel free to PM me and let me know if that's okay.

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Old 06-17-2013, 05:48 AM   #8
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The strut seal blew out. You can see it seeping in the one picture. It's an easy fix. Go see your dealer if you still have a factory warranty.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:42 PM   #9
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Yep Dealer is taking care of the Strut under the Factory Warranty ,

but.... there is always a but, what should you always do if you replace and Shocks or Struts?


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Yep I get the bill for the alignment... Sighhh.... They also found a few Items I agreed to have fixed there along with the Oil and Service that I had them do and they do great work and are friendly. but... another but... the dealership wanted $100 to change the in Cabin Air Filter, or $45 for just the filter itself? I just got a few on eBay for $12 each.

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Yep Dealer is taking care of the Strut under the Factory Warranty ,

but.... there is always a but, what should you always do if you replace and Shocks or Struts?


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Yep I get the bill for the alignment... Sighhh.... They also found a few Items I agreed to have fixed there along with the Oil and Service that I had them do and they do great work and are friendly. but... another but... the dealership wanted $100 to change the in Cabin Air Filter, or $45 for just the filter itself? I just got a few on eBay for $12 each.

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Just came across your update Rob! Thanks for sharing. I have also sent you a response via PM.

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Old 06-17-2013, 03:10 PM   #11
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Yep Dealer is taking care of the Strut under the Factory Warranty ,

but.... there is always a but, what should you always do if you replace and Shocks or Struts?


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Yep I get the bill for the alignment... Sighhh.... They also found a few Items I agreed to have fixed there along with the Oil and Service that I had them do and they do great work and are friendly. but... another but... the dealership wanted $100 to change the in Cabin Air Filter, or $45 for just the filter itself? I just got a few on eBay for $12 each.

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Very nice!

I had just bought a filter at the dealer when I saw that cheap cabin filter thread. That one hurt a little. It's all good though, fresh air is nice!
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:50 AM   #12
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I would have pushed back on the alignment bill. Doing an alignment is part of the replacement procedure for the struts.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:02 AM   #13
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I would have pushed back on the alignment bill. Doing an alignment is part of the replacement procedure for the struts.

I am, Its not all said and done yet.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:45 PM   #14
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actually its not part of the install, flate rate job states "does not include alignment". This is normal and should not be considered as trying to rip any one off. What I would suggest if you plan on keeping your vehicle that you find a place with a lifetime alignment you can buy, we carry them for 169.99 and theres no limit on how often you can align it best value ever, good luck
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:50 PM   #15
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actually its not part of the install, flate rate job states "does not include alignment". This is normal and should not be considered as trying to rip any one off. What I would suggest if you plan on keeping your vehicle that you find a place with a lifetime alignment you can buy, we carry them for 169.99 and theres no limit on how often you can align it best value ever, good luck
"full alignment was the recommended diagnosis for your concern. Alignment was not covered – only a toe setting alignment is. Wheel alignment and balancing are covered by the GM warranty between 500 and 7500 miles; after that they are considered maintenance items and are at the customer's expense."

I have a Firestone close and I believe I have Paid for this service for my Van Thanks for reminding me..

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Old 06-20-2013, 09:54 PM   #16
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$125.00 is what shops here charge for a four wheel alignment.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:00 PM   #17
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$125.00 is what shops here charge for a four wheel alignment.
DC Dealership Charged 159.99
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