Oil leak on a car that hasn't been driven in a month

ford
mustang

#1

Car has sat for a month, never had an oil leak before. Woke up this morning to a puddle of oil under the car. What do you think is causing this? 2000 ford mustang 106k miles


#2

The first thing to check is the drain plug on the oil pan.

Tester


#3

We can’t see the car from here, so no idea. Get it towed to a good shop.

Are you sure it’s oil, and not coolant? or transmission fluid?


#4

The next thing to do is dip a white paper towel in the oil. Is it brown? - Motor oil Is is red? Transmission fluid Is it kind-of yellow? Brake fluid Is it green? Coolant.

That statement means nothing - you have a leak now. This is an 18 year old car, stuff can just leak.


#5

It does not take much oil to make a large puddle. Check your oil level first. You could have had a leak all along but it just did not show until vehicle sat for a month.


#6

good point, it could be only a quart low. Check the oil level. But first try to determine what the fluid is.