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My volvo is leaking a clear oily like substance down the firewall into the floorboard

My 2002 s40 leaks a claer oily sustance down the pasenger firewall into the pasenger floorboard. i thought it was my ac drip valve may have been clogged, but i havent used my ac since then and it still leaks. the thought of maybe a broken hose leading to firewall but i popped open the hood and nothing looks wet. hoses look in good shape. im out of options can u help

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Its definatly your heater core.its located right behind your glove box and it is the problem. Sorry but its not a very easy do it yourself job either.

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