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The car smells like antifreeze when i stop at a stoplight

Everytime i start my car and let it sit for about five minutes it starts to smell like antifreeze and when i take off it dissapears but when i stop the smell comes back the car is a 2001 mercury sable 3.0 push rod engine

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    Check the coolant reservior tank for leaks. I have had to replace three of the on different old Fords over the last five years.

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Sounds like heater core.If not to bad yet right floor board won`t be wet if bad enough right floor below heater will be wet.Turn defrosters on hi windshield moisture probly heater core

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