First off, I'm a complete novice when it comes to cars and recognizing
parts in the engine bay.
I was driving to work this morning (less than 2 mile drive) going
around 35-50mph and when I got to work I noticed white smoke coming
from the engine. I popped the hood and noticed fluid dripping from a
place to the left of the cylinders. It looked like a convergence of
hoses, with one really small hose that may have been from the
radiator, but what do I know. The fluid did look like radiator fluid
though. The part specifically it was dripping from was a round piece
(almost like a cap)with an open bottom and steel wire or piece of
metal connected to the bottom part.
I have no clue what this part is or what this problem might entail.
Should I drive my truck at all and is this something that a novice
might be able to fix with a manual and someone to help me?