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Coolant leak My floorwell of the passenger side is wet with coolant.  What could be the problem? Thank you! - Paul

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Your heater core is leaking

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Was the coolant old and weak? At ten degrees, a weak coolant could result in freezing and that can cause an engine freeze plug to burst open. Check the side of the engine block for signs of leakage around the freeze plugs. Another possibility is the heater hoses. They run along the passenger side of the engine as well. The last possibility is the heater core. If it leaks you may smell coolant inside the passenger compartment. You MAY get a wet floorboard on the passenger side. Coolant leaking from the core usually will fall into the condensation pan for the A/C and run out of the passenger compartment thru the firewall on the passengers side.

Jan 07, 2014 | 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Smell and white smoke coming thur ac vents


Your heater core has developed a leak (of coolant). The smell is the "sweet" smell of ethylene glycol,
a component of engine coolant. The white smoke is steam coming from the heated coolant evaporating.
The coolant is dripping into your duct work under the dashboard, and apparently being evaporated
out of the ductwork and sent into the passenger compartment, meaning its a small leak.
When the leak gets worse, you may get wet carpet on the front passenger side.

Jul 20, 2011 | 2000 Ford Crown Victoria

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Carpets are wet in foot wells after all the frosty weather, and not just when it rains. Any solutions?


Have you been adding any coolant? You could have a leaking heater core, which will usually leak to the inside, wetting the carpets in the well. Most American cars locate the heater core on the passenger side of the firewall, so a leak will typically show up on only the passenger side floor. I once had an Audi that had the heater core mounted just about dead center on the firewall. When it started leaking, both sides of the well(s) got wet.

Jan 11, 2011 | 2001 Volkswagen Golf

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The coolant is leaking out and I can't find where the leak is on my 03 grand cherokee


need to get a pressure test gauge or take to shop butr first check around water pump see if its wet . check at thermostat housing ,heater core inside passenger floor for wetness or under hood passenger side fire wall for wetness ,also check all hoses clamps and resivoir for leaks

Sep 18, 2010 | 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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How do I find a coolant leak in my 2001 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L? It does not appear to be the hoses, but I notice the passenger side of the radiator is wet. Noticed puddle of coolant under passenger side of...


HI, The easiest way to find a cooling system leak to preform a pressure test. This test requires the use of some special equipment so I will just give you some common areas of these engines that leak. 1. check the upper radiator hose at the radiator. the plastic tank cracks sometimes. 2. check around the thermostat housing. 3. The worse for last there is a coolant passage tube that runs under the intake manifold almost impossible to see without taking things apart. but when it leaks the coolant seems to show up n the floor on the passenger side back by the firewall. I hope these help and you can locate the problem. Be careful when looking for these problems when the engine is hot you can get burnt. Good luck

Aug 27, 2010 | 2001 Dodge Intrepid

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Coolant is leaking into the car


Check the evaporator drain, its possible that are clogged (under carpet, under dash passenger side).

Good luck.

May 25, 2010 | 2000 Mitsubishi Galant

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I can smell coolant when heater is on and coolant light is on


Sounds like the heater core is leaking. Fill up the coolant and look under the carpet on the passenger side and see if there is not coolant there. IF it is a really minor leak you may be able to use a radiator fix, but do not buy something cheap and follow the directions. If one application does not seal it up, replace the heater core. It is not worth overheating the motor to try more of the sealer; it can clog the coolant passageways in the motor.

Hope this helps

Jan 23, 2010 | 2001 Saturn SL

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Wet floor on passenger side under carpet


Wet with water or wet with anti freeze? If its water, it could be from the a/c evaporator drain stopped up, if its antifreeze its from a heater core leaking.

Dec 15, 2009 | 2001 GMC Jimmy

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Passenger floor wet on s60 volvo 2002?


Sounds like a leaking heater core or faulty hose connections.
Sniff a tissue after blotting some of the wetness or; it may not sound appetizing, but to check if it is coolant + water, take a clean cloth, blot the wet spot and touch the other side of the cloth to your tongue.
Coolant doesn't have a strong odor unless it is hot but it lends a sweetness to the coolant that is easy to detect. That is why one shouldn't dump coolant on the ground since domestic animals will lap it up. 

Dec 09, 2008 | 2002 Volvo S60

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