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Hi everybody! My name is Federico, I live in Buenos Aires, and I recently bought a 2018 TH ( with 9000 miles)
I love this car!
Now I'm having a issue with a leak , that I think is A/C fluid (light green and oily)
Nice to be here! Thanks in advance for all the info!!!!
 

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Hi everybody! My name is Federico, I live in Buenos Aires, and I recently bought a 2018 TH ( with 9000 miles)
I love this car!
Now I'm having a issue with a leak , that I think is A/C fluid (light green and oily)
Nice to be here! Thanks in advance for all the info!!!!
welcome A/C has no fluid must be your radiator, fluid would be light green in color
 

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My refrigerating fluid is red!
May be oil from de A/C compressor (mixtured with gas)
What you think?
 

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By the way, I forgot to post that my TH is 2.0 Diesel engine
And thanks for the response!!!!
 

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By the way, I forgot to post that my TH is 2.0 Diesel engine
And thanks for the response!!!!
sorry not a diesel engine person----someone will jump in here soon and give you a good answer
 

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and enjoy the forum!

Have fun with your little Jeep.
 

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Thanks for the welcoming messages!
More about the "fluid" issue
The leak is from the gearbox cooler which is at the front of the engine, above the big radiator....
Fluid is from the gearbox
I didn't knew that this automatic 9 speed no gearbox has a cooler.......
So , now we have to know if the leak is in the cooler itself or in some hose.........
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Though refrigerant gases are colourless and odourless (unlike Ammonia which smells like cats p1ss) manufacturers are known to add a colourant for easy detection under certain light conditions.

I am led to believe that a light green colourant is added to coolant.

Of all the fluids to spring a leak beneath the bonnet, coolant/antifreeze is the easiest to identify. This is thanks to its bright green or yellow colour, and its distinctive sweet odour.

Just don't let your pet cat lick it as it's poisonous to them.

Fluid Type:Colour:Consistency/Smell:Areas Prone to Leak:
Engine OilLight brown/blackOily; distinctive smell (check dipstick scent)Timing cover; oil filter; oil sump; head gasket
Transmission FluidPink, red, or brownSlick/oily; clean or odourless scentAxle seal and output shaft seal
Power Steering FluidReddish brownThin consistency; sweet burning smellRack end seals on rack and pinion system
Brake FluidPale amberSimilar to cooking oilMaster cylinders; flex lines; brake calliper seals
Coolant/AntifreezeBright green or yellowThin consistency; sweet odourWater pump; radiator; hoses; freeze plugs; heater core; head gasket
WaterClear (where is it, I can't see it :p)Thin consistency; odourlessAir conditioning unit
 

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I am 100% sure it is and have no reason to doubt you.

Many manufacturers deliberately change their colours so that we only use their product instead of mix and match.

If you are happy with what you have and what you think is wrong then go for it.
 

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ajajajaaj! let's see ( when I get the Jeep to a Dealer, what is the final veredict)
Thanks for the data table! nice to know more about fluids!!!!!
 

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