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Get a sweet smell and a film form on inside of truck when heat is turned on
Yuk,wish I knew the info. on your vehicle,year,make,model and engine size,I would send you a repair guide on how to get that stankie heater out of there,brrr,going to get cold in the morning.
Posted on Oct 30, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Yes it's the heater core, It's a complicated diy job and unless you are an experienced mechanic you are going to need a good workshop manual for the job.
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Posted on Oct 22, 2008
If it is just an odor I think I would try some cooling sytem sealant. Usually costs about $3 to $5.00. With the engine running and hot with heater on, open the container and pour into the overflow and let engine run for another 15 minutes or so. DO NOT REMOVE THE RADIATOR CAP; YOU MAY GET SCALDED!!!!!!! Do not open the sealant container before you are ready to use it, it hardens quickly.
Posted on Dec 13, 2008
Chanses are that little hole will turn into a big hole its only a matter of time, its not that hard, don't be inteminated by it, even if you have never done one before. Chk. the carpet on the pasengers side floor see if its wet, anyhow if you can smell antifreeze thats what it is heater core.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
SOURCE: How do I replace my heater core?
It only takes about thirty minutes if you get lucky. Take the glovebox door and flip it down towards floor. There will be a cover with maybe three screws in it ,remove. It will help if you have a flex cable type extension for your hex nut driver as the screws are sideways. You will see the heater core and it has a ******** the end of it with two screws so remove them. Un do hoses, to me this was harder than putting the core in and out due to the special sqeeze clamps. ps. they make a tool for these clamps. remove heater core and dry area. be careful with new heater core as not to damage it putting it back in. The new core should come with some foam strips and instructions.. Any more questions on this car feel free to ask I have had mine since 2000 and it has 296,000+ miles on it.
Posted on Oct 09, 2009
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Likely you are in the beginning stage of a heater core leak. at this point, you may be able to temporarily solve the problem by using a good system sealer (I'm partial to the kind that comes as a silver powder) Since we don't actually know the condition of the core, temporary may mean a week or several years, but replacement is expensive and time consuming so I'd definitely give it a try.
Posted on Oct 26, 2009
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