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Old 11-23-2005, 13:06   #1
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Anti-freeze smell in car ??

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 ??
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Old 11-23-2005, 20:50   #2
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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. . .
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Old 11-23-2005, 21:43   #3
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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.
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Old 11-24-2005, 11:53   #4
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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

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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.
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Old 11-27-2005, 16:45   #6
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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.
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Old 11-30-2005, 20:44   #8
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check your hoses,
you could have a pin hole,
this drove me nuts for about a week.
good luck.
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