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OK guys my First post ,I have been reading this forum for about 6 months with great results so i decided to join, Here is what i got.
02 Focus ZX5 Ztec DOHC motor iam getting some wierd fluid on the ground over night it is right in the middle of the oil pan and tranny when i look under the car.
When i drive the car after it warms up i come to a stop light iam getting a little white smoke from under the hood on the driver side it has a very bad smell.

When i pop the hood it looks like something is leaking on the exhaust manifold right were it bends to go back under the car.

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Oil from a leaking valve cover or coolant from a leaking thermostat housing would be the first items to check.

Does it look like oil or coolant on the ground?
 

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I originally thought it was the valve cover but i fixxed that and changed the pcv hose as it was collapsed in the bend in the back
Iam thinking it is Power steering fluid it is clear looking when i rub my finger in it and has a oil smell.
 

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Do you have a manual or an ATX?
 

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That eliminates brake fluid from a clutch slave cyl. (clear when fresh).
 

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You'll still need to visually trace the leak to it's source IMHO, since Ford ATF is the std. fill for both power steering & the transmission.
 

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Thermostat housing on the Zetec is at the driver's side (left) end of the head.

These are a common leakage area, and any drips from there would end up on the center bottom & the ground.
 

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Sailor Can you see in the first picture there is something leaking by the exhaust manifold... I think i have a couple things leaking , is it possible the valve cover is leaking onto the manifold like that? I was pretty sure valve cover was fixxed
 

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Gotta look at the valve cover area to see if any leakage of OIL comes from that high up, can't tell by looking at the bottom.
 
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