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Antifreeze smell

Alysashley79

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Oct 4, 2013
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Tesla had my car for two weeks so that they could replace my rear perf drive unit. (It took that long to source the parts) they also replaced all the control arms while it was there. Don’t even ask.

My question tho is. I picked up my car today. It drives great. No more awful sounds I got home parked the car in the garage and could smell like antifreeze coming from the back. I don’t see anything leaking from the car (at this time) is this a normal thing after a DU replacement or should I be very concerned that somethings gone very wrong with my new DU?
 
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Alysashley79

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Oct 4, 2013
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Seattle(ish) WA
It’s reasonable to think that there’s some coolant residue on the new DU as a result of replacing the parts. If there’s no active leaking I wouldn’t worry about it unless it persisted for a week or more.
Thank you! I was sorta feeling like wth now. I just bought a new car with suspension parts. Thank goodness the DU needed replacing or it would have even two.
 

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