Question about Ford Cars & Trucks
When the airconditioning is running it smells like coolant. there are no leaks anywhere and the coolant is at max
It sounds like you may have a slight heater core leak and when you turn on your air, it's simply "stirring up" the smell. I've never seen this issue ina Focus but i have in a '97 Bonneville. The heater core is located behind the dash and requires complete dash removal to locate. It's a rough job to tackle alone. A lot of shops can run a "leak test" where they run a pink dye through your A/C system and see if it leaks anywhere. You may simply have a dry-rotted hose or bad seal. But my bet is the heater core, as thats the only place antifreeze enters the interior of a vehicle. Try smelling up under the dash on the passenger side and see if the smell exists there. If so, it's a heater core leak. Hope this helped!
Posted on Oct 26, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
let your car idle go back to the tail pipe if it seems to be steaming alot , and or smells like antifreeze then you have a head gasket problem or a gasket leak alowing in directly into your engine
Posted on Apr 28, 2009
SOURCE: How do I recharge air
The low side fitting you hook to is not under the hood(Not in engine compartment)To charge ac you MUST attach charge hose to fitting on the side of the aluminion acumulator LOCATED behind right (pass) headlight, reach under fender in front of right front tire, behind bumper.BELIEVE ME it is there, on side of tank. Reach under and feel for it.
Posted on Apr 28, 2009
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