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97 Grand Marquis Fluid Leaks?

So I parked my car as normal when I went into work last night. Manager and I pushed each others cars out (she drives a new Ford Edge) and found this under them (more so mine than hers):


Yellow and brown fluids. I'm not sure what the yellow could be (engine coolant?) but I think the brown could be oil or transmission fluid. The car doesn't state anythings wrong with it. No check engine light. No nothing. Shifts fine. What do you guys think? Should I be worried?

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Re: 97 Grand Marquis Fluid Leaks?

It does look like coolant and engine oil. The trans would be red Unless the fluid needs changing. Keep the fluids up and get under it when you can to see where it's coming from. It doesn't look like a major leak.

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Re: 97 Grand Marquis Fluid Leaks?

Are you sure the drops are from your car and not from cars parked there previously?

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It does look like coolant and engine oil. The trans would be red Unless the fluid needs changing. Keep the fluids up and get under it when you can to see where it's coming from. It doesn't look like a major leak.
I just checked my oil the other day. It wasn't low. I need an oil change anyway. I'm on goof terms with my old high schools autoshop teacher. I plan to bring it over to the school to get it up on a hoist
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Are you sure the drops are from your car and not from cars parked there previously?
Not entirely. Like I said it was under my managers new car too. So it could have been another car that happened to be parked in those spaces before. But it was snowing really bad and the lot was empty when I showed up. I figure if it was from another car it would have been covered by the time I parked there.
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Re: 97 Grand Marquis Fluid Leaks?

Oh..that's snow. Sorry, I thought maybe it was a light colored floor in a parking garage. It was 75 here yesterday, so snow wasn't on my mind. So now the pushing makes more sense (and I should have paid attention to your location)..LOL. Yeah, previous drips would have been covered...

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Re: 97 Grand Marquis Fluid Leaks?

Try placing a big piece of cardboard under your vehicle when you park it overnight to see if is leaking.
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Tons of cardboard at work. I'll do that when I park it over night.
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