This should be no mystery. Your mechanic is probably pretty good, but cars don't bleed and heal themselves. When they leak, most times the problem gets worse, but rest assured, you have a leak. You say it smokes and that the fluid was around that. Where are we talking about? That mechanic got to touch, see, smell, etc the car to help with his evaluation.
There is a weep hole on the water pump and that could be an indicator of the the pump getting bad. The plastic overflow reservoir could be leaking. Tell me more. You mention orange in color, Is that the same color of the coolant? I highly doubt that someone is trying to mess with you by dumping coolant under the car. Trust me, it leaks.
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007 AT 2:45 PM