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I have no heat in my 2000 expedition. Is it the heating coil? Or could there be another problem?

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  • pat_rotsaert Dec 08, 2008

    When we turn the heater on, you can smell Antifreeze. The vehicle is not over heating though. Engine is running normal temp.

  • pat_rotsaert Dec 09, 2008

    Coolent levels were normal. Temp gauge reads normal also. I put some radiator leak stop in last night, turned the heat on high, rolled the windows down, and started driving to get it pulled through the engin for about an hour. It started to get hot, however, this A.M. I drove it to work and there is still the horrible smell. Im feeling sick because of it. I have checked under the carpet on the passenger side, and there is no sign of leakage. There is no residue collecting on the windshield. Just the antifreeze smell. Any thoughts?

  • wquesenberry Jan 12, 2009

    I have a similar problem, the anitfreeze smell, but I have regular heat and the engine temp is fine

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Is the blower fan for the heater going on, but only cold air? If the fan is working, but no hot air situation, 1st check the coolant level, if it's low, the coolant won't flow thru the heater core, so little or no heat. If level is ok, what does the engine temp gauge indicate? Is the engine running normal temp range, cold, hot? Let me know answers to these questions so I can help u.

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  • Curt Downs Dec 08, 2008

    If u smell antifreeze, the heater core is leaking and needs to be replaced. The leak is not your no heat problem though. It is possible the heater core (which is like a mini version of a radiator) is plugged up w/ corrosion and rust, so there is insufficient flow thru it to provide heat.

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