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I just noticed a clear oderless slightly oily fluid coming from under my dash on the passenger side. Anyone have any idea what it might be?

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Ummm... you shouldn't have any fluids coming from under your dash except if your heater core is leaky.
 

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well, depends how long you haven't change your coolant, but based on your descriptions it sounds really like a coolant like others had said because coolant tends to have a oily feel.
 

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Generally, if you're finding fluid in that area, it's either rainwater from a leak elsewhere, or it's coolant from the heater core.

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Coolant is green or brown. Look in your reservoir to see what color it is.
 

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well it only seems to do it when i have the heat or defroster on..... and if anyone has had to have the heatercoil replaced can i get a ball park figure of how much it would be? i have heard it is a real pain to get it done, like the whole dash has to come out or something like that.
 

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heater CORE, not coil mentioned by 2 previous people....

thats one of my pet peves... when people call it a coil...

or if its like my car, i get water on the passenger side floor when i go through the car wash. but its not greasy, or oily... im guessing its coolant also..
 

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heater CORE, not coil mentioned by 2 previous people....

thats one of my pet peves... when people call it a coil...

or if its like my car, i get water on the passenger side floor when i go through the car wash. but its not greasy, or oily... im guessing its coolant also..

see i thought it was core as well but i just assumed i was wrong
 

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or if its like my car, i get water on the passenger side floor when i go through the car wash. but its not greasy, or oily... im guessing its coolant also..
i get that too, but only if the heater is on
 

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a/c for me to, but the condenser ( I believe) is the culprit. Not draining very well.
 

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Red96Bird said:
heater CORE, not coil mentioned by 2 previous people....

thats one of my pet peves... when people call it a coil...

or if its like my car, i get water on the passenger side floor when i go through the car wash. but its not greasy, or oily... im guessing its coolant also..
I know of heater/AC component manufacturers that call it a coil. I think either term's acceptable.
 

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a/c for me to, but the condenser ( I believe) is the culprit. Not draining very well.
Uh, the condensor doesn't have anything to drain. The condensor is the heat-exchanger in the A/C system that sits in front of the radiator. The evaporator core is inside the car, and that produces moisture that needs to drain.

I do agree with you that it might be the drain in the evaporator case might be clogged and that the water might be draining onto the floor.
 

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Last year I had to replace my heater core, because it was leaking. It leaked under my dash and shorted out my diagnostic connector and made the car run horrible. At first look the fluid looked clear, but when I had the fluid leak into a pan, the fluid was really light green. I had to take my whole dash out to replace the heater core. About two days of work for a $50 part.:mad:
 
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