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Anti-freeze smell in car ??

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by LaserMax30, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. LaserMax30

    LaserMax30 Guest

    Every now and then ( every 5 days or so) I get a good whiff of anti-freeze inside the car,is this my heatercore going kaput on me ???

    No leaks or other signs of problems just that smell every so often ??
     
  2. triggerjerk

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    Your heater core could have a small leak that rusts up on itself and causes a temporary stoppage in the leak. . .
     

  3. RepairMan

    RepairMan MSgt

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    It's probably your heater core, but it wouldn't hurt to do a good inspection under the hood for a leak.

    With the change in temperatures rubber hoses shrink and sometimes devolop leaks.
     
  4. LaserMax30

    LaserMax30 Guest

    I have checked and rechecked under the hood and everything looks good and tight no leaks as I had a waterpump installed a couple months ago and had it all checked then,except for the heatercore.. ;g

    Thanks for the suggestions..;c

    Ya'all have a nice thanksgiving..;)
     
  5. GLOCK22SHOOTER

    GLOCK22SHOOTER NOT A VICTIM

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    I would go get a preasure test done on the whole system to see where the leak is coming from,but like everyone else said,its probably your heater core.
     
  6. TheGrip

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    A telltale sign of a heater core leak is if there is any extra condensation build-up on the inside of your windshield.
    Older systems that are rejuvinated with a new pump also get fresh anti-freeze which flushes all of the bits'o'gunk that usually plug pinhole leaks in the radiator and/or heater core.
    Ughhh, heater core cheap. Labor not.~fnt~
     
  7. Goatman

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    Better be locating a new carpet set. Oh. And soon. Been there, done that.
     
  8. grecco

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    check your hoses,
    you could have a pin hole,
    this drove me nuts for about a week.
    good luck.
     
  9. Blitzer

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    Mine turned out to be a cracked head! Have it Check it now! ;P ;P ;P :steamed: ;6 ;1 ;0 ^2 ^4 ~woohoo~ ~<peep~>