1999 Mercury Sable antifreeze leaking

Tiny
THICKNESS
  • 1999 MERCURY SABLE

Engine Cooling problem
1999 Mercury Sable 6 cyl Automatic 172000 miles

every so often on the passenger side of the car a get drips of antifreeze dripping on the outside and one day it had a musty odor on the inside. Every so often th temperture gauge shoots up to hot. What could be the problem?

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Thursday, September 18th, 2008 AT 5:30 PM

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Tiny
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This sounds like your heater core is leaking. The heater core is a coil where heated anti-freeze flows through-- your heater fan blows over this coil and blows heat inside the car. The musty odor is most likely anti-freeze fumes which are very dangerous to breath in. I suggest fixing this problem ASAP.

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Thursday, September 18th, 2008 AT 6:18 PM

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