My wife has a 2000 Olds Bravada with just less than 50000 miles. Lately
we have found some strange stuff under the vehicle on the garage floor. It
appears to be some kind of petroleum based fluid that has congealed into
pellets that resemble small Vitamin E pills in color, shape and size????
Recently the transmission cooling lines have been replaced because they had
deteriorated quite badly, and around 25,000 miles the seal on the driveshaft
side of the rear end where the driveshaft enters was leaking and therefore
replaced. I did a fluid level check on everything (except for the transfer
case because I couldn't find a place to check the level??) and found no low
fluid levels? Thanks.
If that stuff is anything like engine coolant, there could be a leak in the
intake manifold gasket. Hopefully, the leak is not also internal to the
engine, or else, next thing to happen could be a blown engine with broken
cam shaft or crank shaft. Search the web for "GM 3.4L engine coolant leak"
if you don't already know about this problem. If the vehicle has the 3.4L
OHV V6 engine, and if it is still under warranty, take it to the dealer in
any case, and tell them there is a leak, have them replace the intake
manifold gasket immediately.
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