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Hi I am hoping u can help me. I have a 2003 Kia pregio gs 12seater. There is water coming from the vents and onto my carpet infront. Now it somehow seems to be connected to the rediator. What I need to know is. Is there a pipe that runs there and is it connected to the cars cooling system? And how do I get to it to check? Thanks Justachic

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You have a leaking heater core or a plugged condensation drain a the bottom of the air box. If it is the heater core the smell will be sweet and you should see steam.

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  • wendacillier Feb 24, 2012

    Ok so how do I fix it? I am dangerously mechanically inclined and cannot afford our south African mechanics. I have discovered that the Fluid is definitely from the radiator. There is a small fan thing under right front and it has a pie leading up into the body this has signs of leakage on it I suspect from the fluid that is leaking from above it . History. The fan belt for the alternator snapped and was replaced about 2 weeks ago. Also the thermostat was replaced and the radiator flushed. Ok also the smell is more of an oily smell rather than sweet. So explain in laymans terms. HOw do I fix this?

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    yadayada Feb 24, 2012

    We do not have this model in my country (USA) and so not sure how to replace the heater core. If it is like its US cousins then the dash must come out to access the heater core, THAT IS NOT A JOB FOR AN AMATURER MECHNAIC.

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