I have an appointment next week at the dealer to have this checked out. My 2015 Grand Caravan with just over 30,000 miles, has been leaking a bit. Enough to make a mark on any spot I park in for longer than an hour or so. I placed a white poster board under the front end to see if I could identify where and what it may be. After about 6 hours, I checked and it seemed to have several drops of what certainly looked like engine oil. A dark golden. The leak seems to be located about 3 or 4 inches inside the front driver’s side tire.
This has been going on for just under a month. I keep checking fluid levels, and the engine oil doesn’t seem to be diminishing at all, though it is a bit tough to tell exactly because it is clean and hard to see on the dipstick for this auto novice. An attempt to crawl under didn’t produce any real info, seems there is a bit of the oil anywhere in the area when dabbed with a white rag.
Again I am a novice, so I am just asking what I should expect when the van is checked out. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
The car has had all needed maintenance at the correct intervals, though the last couple changes have admittedly been at a quickie place.
My father, a former mechanic till retirement told me in theory there is no way to be leaking oil and not have at least some lowering of the oil level, obviously.
Could this just be seeping so slowly to not notice a level difference? I know it is next to impossible to get a diagnosis here without a real inspection, but based on the location of the drips and the color of the liquid, any guesses would be great.
I am 6,000 miles away from the end of the warranty, and we have a long road trip planned in a few weeks.