Hello All! Our 2005 Honda Pilot is at it again, causing problems. It is a Wisconsin car and has 150k miles on it. During a routine oil change and tire rotation in the driveway, we found the plastic cowling under the radiator area is wet. It appears to be oil and there are steel lines with rubber tubing on them at the bottom of the radiator that are wet, too. What looks like the bottom radiator support, made of steel, is wet and it appears to be oil. It is difficult to make sense of this area because visibility from my vantage point is poor (I am relegated to laying on the driveway with the car on jack stands).
Before I get started on things, I was doing some research with no luck yet. After the help on this forum for our 1997 Chevy truck I figured this would be a great place for some questions. My questions are:
*Are there typical modes of failure in this area or cooling system on this vehicle?
*Is this likely transmission fluid or is there an engine oil cooler that comes stock on these vehicles?
*Do the steel lines rust or fatigue?
*Is it likely just a hose?
Any help or ideas are appreciated!!