Fluid leaking from Mercury Villager near drivers door

Tiny
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Mercury Villager 1994. There is a leak of fluid from under the van just behind drivers door. Looks to be coming from a joint in a hose. Feels like oil type fluid. What could this fluid be? Is it dangerous to drive like this?
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Saturday, May 19th, 2007 AT 2:31 PM

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Tiny
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What color is the fluid?
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Saturday, May 19th, 2007 AT 4:13 PM
Tiny
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Pretty much on only two things in that area (assuming it isn't being blown back to that area) is fuel or brake fluid. I would check the master cylinder. If low fill it. While one person lightly steps on the brake pedal, another one can watch for any fluid leaking. I see a fair amoung of cars here in the North coast with brake fluid leaks like this. It would be dangerous to drive if it is this.
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Saturday, May 19th, 2007 AT 7:35 PM
Tiny
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Greenish. Definitely not gasoline.
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Sunday, May 20th, 2007 AT 9:48 PM
Tiny
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Sounds more like coolant. Do you have rear heat?
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Monday, May 21st, 2007 AT 7:19 PM
Tiny
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I was really worried it was brake fluid. But even though it is leaking quite badly, the brake cylinder is still at max. On closer look, it looks a lot like washer fluid. The Villager does have a rear window washer. Does anyone know if the washer line passes down the drivers side of the car? The filler tank at the front is on the passenger side. There are 3 or 4 lines all together passing down the drivers side.
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Monday, May 21st, 2007 AT 8:39 PM
Tiny
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No, I agree with service writer, I too believe it's coolant. It'll have a sweet smell if it is.
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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007 AT 5:08 AM
Tiny
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Yes, I finally have to agree with you. I believe it is coolant. I originally ruled it out because the pipe runs right to the back of the van. But I guess it feeds the heater somewhere back there.

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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007 AT 7:07 PM

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