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5.9l leaking yellow fluid

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by cmo18, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    Truck is running great, plowed 8 hrs this morning no problems except at my last location I noticed a yellow dots appearing on the ground...whats leaking?

    I checked under the hood, the rad coolant in the reservoir is low but that's red. Power steering?
     
  2. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    cant be power steering thats red also
     
  3. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    do you have a meyer
     
  4. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Check the drain valve on your fuel filter canister. Diesel fuel looks yellow-ish green in the snow.
     
  5. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    which side is the fuel filter on? if its on the right side it would make more sense because it seems to be leaving an oil stain on the passenger side mid truck
     
  6. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    yes i do have a meyer
     
  7. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,169

    Could be an axle seal.
     
  8. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    interesting...i was looking at those earlier...any telltale signs?
     
  9. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,169

    They leak....:laughing:

    Mine actually emits a smell up through the cab like wd40 burning (I hate to use that analogy but I don't know what FF burning smells like.)
     
  10. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    I did smell something funny this morning...however i cant physically see that its leaking from the seals...im interested in searchign the fuel filter cannister



    thanks
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2010
  11. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    factory meyer hydro oil looks yellow green in the snow 2
     
  12. GMC99

    GMC99 Senior Member
    from 60188
    Messages: 753

    Smell it, if it smells like diesel theres your answer.....
     
  13. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    Ive replaced my oil with a red stuff...

    Doesn't seem to smell, light yellow, where is the fuel filter cannister on this truck? 2006 ram 2500
     
  14. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Driver side, just behind the intake horn.
     
  15. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    probably the plow.
     
  16. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Give everything a good spray down and see if you can locate the dripping. Maybe park everything in some fresh snow overnight? Thats what I've done to find leaks before. Seems dumb and simple but it works.
     
  17. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    what really got me, my coolant reservoir was bone dry but that is red. Fuel leak or axle seal is my guess...

    im going to park it over night on fresh snow see what happens... the turbo have a separate oil tank?
     
  18. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    I changed my seals in my lift cylinder therefor the fluid was swapped out to some red stuff. I assumed the red stuff will work its way to the angle cylinder mean there is no more yellow fluid to leak out...
     
  19. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    the diff fluid is greenish/ blueish on these, its syntheticc fluid. chek your coolant clamps theres one in particular that leaks, its on the passenger side below the turbo, you may need to tighten it up or put a good hose clamp on. also on the overflow on the rad you may want to put a clamp on make sure you get the right antifreeze and mix it with distiled water 50/50.
     
  20. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    ya its my coolant from the results on the fresh snow...

    question about the turbo, wheres the lube for it?