Question about 1996 Volkswagen Jetta
Yup, sounds like a blown heater core and the water is most probably because it`s been leaking for quite awhile now and obviously water is alot cheaper than antifreeze, so previous owner filled up coolant system with water. Normaly a good indication of blown heater core is a sweet smell in the car when u turn on the heat (prestone vapors) and leaves a white and greasy residue on bottom of windshield in the car (right near the dashboard).
Remedy this as soon as u can because antifreeze also acts as a lubricant for ur entire cooling system. System will end up rusting and you`ll eventually scrap water pump. Frozen water (ice) takes expansion as it solidifies, so if water in the engine freezes, it will expand and could crack any hose, engine block or engine head.
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
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