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So just past 102k XR 2wd

Red fluid leaking from pass side just ahead of wheel thin cons reddish fluid seems worse when cold and left small palm sized puddle all levels pwsteer and coolant at normal levels is the tranny dipstick reliable indicator of levels it was normal_ could it be water pump?

Cv axle pass side slinging grease needs replacement could this be my leak?

Lower control arms need replacement with struts and stabilizer.bushings again!!! this is after.after complete rack change struts x 2 and my wife drives like an angel!!!!

Recent CEL was battery replacement and vacum leaks -solved

Dashboard temp guage reading hot and jerking up and down between 200 -260 during normal driving

Ac seems less able to cool

Btw a recent stabilitrak/traction control problem was solved with the new battery i guess electrical sensirs noticed less voltage and set miriad of lights 馃槃

I really love my outlook but its coming to point of diminishing return馃槶

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You didn't post your model year but there is a GM extended warranty for the water pump. It is for 10 years or 120000 miles. Your leak could be the water pump. Temperature gauge could be acting strange if your water pump is going bad, or if your temperature sensor is going bad. The sensor is easy to replace IIRC.

Fix the CV boot soon. Running dry or without a cover will allow water and dirt to get into it, along with loosing all the grease. This will eventually result in the axle needing to be replaced.

A/C could be low on refrigerant due to a leak somewhere or a bad actuator.
 

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Good luck and please come back with what they find. It might help other owners in the future.

Just a quick thought about the overheating temperature gauge. Have you checked the level of your coolant, including taking the radiator cap off and looking in the radiator itself? You have to remove the plastic engine cover first before you can see the radiator cap. The cover comes off by taking off the oil filler cap and then pulling the cover straight up.

The radiator overflow tank which can be seen has the proper full level mark WAY down near the bottom of the plastic tank. There is a line near the top which you follow down and will see an arrow at the other end of the line pointing to the FULL mark. You might need a flashlight to see it better. Some people think the proper fill level is near the top, but it isn't. If it is filled too much, the extra will leak out until a more normal level is reached.
 

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a battery that is low-- about 9.5 volts I believe--- will cause certain items to go offline-- and show messages-- like Stabilitrack off- and service AWD for example.
 
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