88 grand marquis overheating and leaking water

Asked by Mar 01, 2017 at 06:33 PM about the 1988 Mercury Grand Marquis

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 88 mercury grand marquis is overheating and
leaking water from the passenger side under the
car around the front passenger side door. What is
the problem I can't figure this out?  Please help

10 Answers

23,810

Sounds like the heater core is bad.

87,135

Yes I agree, and running low on coolant.

I appreciate the help. But out of curiosity how did you come up with that answer?

87,135

The location of the leak. But we should ask do you smell anti freeze inside the vehicle?

24,475

Also check heater core hoses, they old enough to be bad.

23,810

The heater core is located under the dash on the passengers side so if it starts to leak anti freeze will go onto passenger side floor.

23,810

And that is a good question from Rowefast do you smell anti freeze or is it just plain water that you see on passenger side floor ?

No antifreeze in the car period just water. I don't put antifreeze in the car

87,135

You should run a 50/50 mix. It raises the boiling point of the coolant and cools the motor much better. Just check your heater hoses running to the heater core, replace the heater core if necessary.

87,135

Plus the anti freeze is a rust prohibitor.

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