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Fluid under my Model S after repair from accident!

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Chappy, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. Chappy

    Chappy Member

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    I'm a little worried that something isn't right with my car. My wife hit a Hummer and we had to replace the front, headlight, and sensors on the driver side front. It took almost a month to get it back from the repair shop.

    Now ow that I have it back, I am noticing fluid on my garage floor when I leave. I turned the car on and just watched and sure enough after a few minutes it starts dripping. I didn't notice anything before the accident.

    Anyone have this happen?
     
  2. Lloyd

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    What color is the fluid? Is your air conditioner on?
     
  3. Model C

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    Hi, I would definitely call the repair shop. Did they change the front support? The hybrid cooler is behind the bumper on the sides, and if they change the front support they need to evac and recharge the a/c system and disconnect the cooling lines. Was it a Tesla certified shop? Where are you located? The good news is since these cars are so new either it's covered under the claim or under warranty.
     
  4. Chappy

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    The fluid is clear. I tasted it and there is no taste to it. It was a Tesla certified shop in West Palm Beach, FL. It is hot here in Florida now and maybe it's just condensation from the a/c.
     
  5. Cyclone

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    Um, even if it was clear, I personally would not be tasting fluid that come out my car. But I also agree it could be condensation.
     
  6. Chappy

    Chappy Member

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    Lol. I thought about that, but it had no smell, color, or texture so I went for it.
     
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    Ah the ol' taste test!
     
  8. Lloyd

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    Try turning the car on again with the climate control off.
     
  9. woof

    woof Model S #P683 Blue 85 kWh

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    I ditty I recall from Chemistry class:

    Little Johnny is no more:
    For what he thought was H20
    Was really H2SO4!
     
  10. billarnett

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    That's not how I remember it. IIRC, it was really about the proper way to mix water and acid:

    Willy was a chemist
    But willy is no more
    For Willy put the H2O
    Into the H2SO4
     
  11. JPP

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    ...the one I remember is:

    Do as you oughta...always add acid to water.
     
  12. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    The last few days here (in SW Florida) it's been humid and hot enough that we're getting condensation dripping on the garage floor.
     
  13. Chappy

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    Good. That's what I was hoping to hear from another Floridian. I'm updating my software as we speak.
     

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