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I hit a pothole hard and scraped the underside of my '07 cobalt. Now there is a fluid leak at front. What did I break?

Leak seems slow but oil level seems fine

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Can be anything from brakes to transmission --figure out what color it is ---blackish brown depending how old = oil //reddish ==transmission /// yellowish = brakes //pinkish green = coolant

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What color is the fluid ?

Posted on Aug 21, 2018

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    Katryna Hopf Aug 23, 2018

    Blackish brown

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    Robert Wood Aug 23, 2018

    I agree with John that does seem like oil . If you had it on a lift or a jack with safety stands under it you may see where it originates .

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Which part of the car 'scraped'? There is more than one fluid you'll need to check. You will also need to describe the fluid! Thickness? Colour? Smell? Check ALL the fluids under the bonnet for the car. Brakes, oil, coolant, even the washer jet fluid.
If you have hit a deep pothole the first thing to check is the flexible brake hoses and connectors in the wheel arches. Next check the pipes and lines under the body of the car. Brake lines, Fuel lines.

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Who would know??? lay on the ground and look.... sheesh some people

Posted on Aug 21, 2018

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    Katryna Hopf Aug 23, 2018

    I only asked because I know nothing about cars so I could stare at it all day and not know what I was seeing.

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