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My 2009 ford focus air conditioning smells like coolant

When the airconditioning is running it smells like coolant. there are no leaks anywhere and the coolant is at max

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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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heater core under passenger side dash is your problem,needs to be replaced.

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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

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Is the system low on Freon? If not, you most likely have a bad A/C compressor, or a bad low pressure switch.

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