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Old 07-14-2010, 01:08 PM   #1
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mystery fluid

Who wants to play a game of where is that coming from? There is a gooey liquid on the floor of the front passenger side. It is brownish and it accumulated over several days.


So...Where is that coming from???

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Old 07-14-2010, 01:38 PM   #2
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Who wants to play a game of where is that coming from? There is a gooey liquid on the floor of the front passenger side. It is brownish and it accumulated over several days.


So...Where is that coming from???
It's anti-freeze mixing with rust coming from a leaking heater core.

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Old 07-14-2010, 01:47 PM   #3
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^x2 on the ditry coolant.........unless someone doesnt like you much and broke into your Jeep and took a Deuce there? haha jk
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:25 PM   #4
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could be chocolate milk. some dummy spilled that in my 95 once, and it got stanky in the heat. had to take the carpet out and wash it out at the carwash. man, texas head and chocolate milk jeep carpet are a bad combo.

coolant sounds viable to me, but then again, i fix computers

although, i have done more fixing on my jeep this past month than all my other cars combined over the past 25 years.
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:10 PM   #5
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Does it smell sweet? If so, it's coolant....
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:13 PM   #6
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Yeah my first thought was rusty something, I get that from time to time but never gooey thats a head scratcher, my cooland isnt rusty or gooey, I think
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if it's coolant, and you have carpet, get a few potatoes and slice them up somewhat thin, then lay them down on your carpet and it'll suck up all the antifreeze and should alleviate the horror peloquin had to go thru. sounds stupid, but works....and then if you're in a warm climate or only drive in the summer, just bypass your heater core and you'll never have to worry about it again!
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:56 PM   #8
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should alleviate the horror peloquin had to go thru. sounds stupid, but works...
man, if only I had known about it before it rotted. That's the problem with spills no one tells you about. You don't know about them until you step in them, or they go bad
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I had the same mystery fluid...turned out it was a leaking shock. Guess they do that after 20 years...
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Old 07-14-2010, 09:07 PM   #10
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Coolant seems to be the fluid of choice. Sure enough, my heater does not appear to be functioning. Gosh darnit! Assuming my heater is the source of my mystery fluid, how the heck do I fix that? I've never had a heater go out on me before.
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:10 PM   #11
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heater core 5 or 6 nuts on the firewall under the hood then get inside and pry and pull on the plastic case then the heater core is on the back side... and you have to take the skrews out of the back plate and the heater core should have two screws in it... take the old one out and backtrack the steps..... had to do this first thing when i got mine.. haha
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Coolant seems to be the fluid of choice. Sure enough, my heater does not appear to be functioning. Gosh darnit! Assuming my heater is the source of my mystery fluid, how the heck do I fix that? I've never had a heater go out on me before.
OR, being in Culver City CA, if it is warm there all year long, just remove the two hoses from the heater core (one in, one out) in the engine compartment and put a joiner between them and bypass the core. problem solved with no hard work. if you never have a reason to use the heater, you don't need to replace the core.
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:19 AM   #13
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Sadly, it does get cold enough to need a heater in the winter. I guess I'll be adding the heater to the massive list of fixes. Thanks for the help guys!
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unhook that bad boy and buy this
http://www.amazon.com/Back-Seat-Heat.../dp/B0002D6JW8
problem solved.
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unhook that bad boy and buy this
Amazon.com: Back Seat Heat Plus 1100 BTU Heater, 12 Volt: Automotive
problem solved.
ok, link won't show up. go to google, and type in backseat heat for jeep. plenty of products out there to get around that indash heater. won't help out with defrosting much though. and don't try to use a hairdryer for that, especially if there is ice on the window.
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Might be melted gummy bears
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Might be melted gummy bears
as long as they are melting into one giant super gummy, and not a pile of mush.
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Heater core - replace it.
Flush the coolant system.
While you're in there, replace the current thermostat with a "Fail-Safe" thermostat (available at most car stores) so you don't get stuck on a trail.

The condition may have damaged your water pump. Grab the pulley around the water pump and shake it back-n-forth. If it "wiggles," your water pump is shot and needs to be replaced - it's not expensive.

Check the water hoses for cracks and failure - water stains around the seals.
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:58 PM   #19
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thanks fnjeep. I got a new heater core and I'm going to start in on it tomorrow.


Peloquin- MMMMMM. Super gummy!
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super gummy bear sounds really good right now!!!.. one of my friends had a 10lb gummy bear!!! it was massive!!!!!!!!!
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heater core should either be dumping coolant, or you should get steam to come out the vents once it gets warm. witch makes me think maybe the water drain tube for the fresh air intake is clogged and your just getting cruddy junk from your vent system.

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