I have a Ford Focus 2001 ZX3. Brown fluid is soaking my passenger side floor .

Justin Blacker

Asked by Aug 29, 2013 at 08:13 AM about the 2001 Ford Focus ZX3

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This is the second time this has happened now but it seems as though something in my
car likes to explode with a brownish fluid into the floor of my passenger side footwell. I
cant figure out what it is or any info of it online. Was just a little bit of fluid the first time
but now it's at least half a gallons worth. Any help would be greatful.

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Is it equipped with A/C? If so it maybe the drain for the A/C coil inside the heater box, if it is plugged then the water cannot drain out so the next place is right on your floor. If it doesn't have A/C then it could be your heater core leaking but you should notice a coolant smell inside the car or the cowl drains are plugged up.

Justin Blacker

I'm being told on the FordFanatics page that it is the Heater Core. The card does have A/C but I havent used it because it outputs no cool air right now (Car was a lemon when I bought it last year).

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