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Buick 1997 Skylark

There is a puddle of water under the steering wheel on the floor. I cleaned it up once thinking it was because of a water puddle I drove through, but it is there again and it didn't rain and I didn't drive through any big puddles. How can I tell if it is just a minor problem or a big one ie the heater core.

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  • inergyman Jan 26, 2009

    I get puddles of water on my floor I thought it was the heater core to but is not. I didn't have heat so I went to pull out the heater core and it turns out the inlet stem was broke off on the heater core and the heater core was by passed. Some one had put a pipe to link the two hoses together to by pass the core completely. They must have been to lazy to put a heater core in it!
    I believe there is a leak into the car from a window seal.



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I had this problem twice and it probably is the heater core. There is a temporary fix if you can't get it changed out right away. You can get it tied off but you won't have any heat, it will stop leaking though. Does your heater work? If your heater blows cold and only blows warm when your car warms up then starts blowing cool air again that's a surefire sign.

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