I recently purchased a 2004 Hyundai Sonata that under the hood looks to have evidence of a coolant leak. I’ve drove the car around 500 miles including a few trips of over an hour on the highway and haven’t actually seen anything dripping from the car after parking. The temperature gauge does not move once it gets up to temp. Those of you that have experience looking at this type of thing, what could have caused this? Could be a prior issue that was fixed and the mess was just not cleaned up? It looks like the white marks have almost worn off a bit.
I brought the car to a mechanic before purchasing and he said something about a minor “power steering or something else leak” but that it was generally a good car. I’m not sure what to make of this. Any comments are appreciated.