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Heater fan motor smells like it is burning in ford windstar

Coolant was a little low but the smell persists

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On ford vehicles the blower motor resistors are the most common problem when this happens.

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

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SOURCE: coolant leak...

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

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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SOURCE: My 2001 ford windstar lx van smells like coolant when i drive

Several things to check. Have the cooling system pressure checked. A quick and simple test. Puts system under pressure and helps to locate a leak. The coolant doesn't just go away, it's got to be leaking either externally or internally. Be sure that the radiator cap is checked too. It needs to maintain the proper pressure for the system
Sound like coolant is leaking on the exhaust system. This can result in the smell and you will not see a leak as it is evaporating when it hits the hot pipes.
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Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 ford expedition heater coil repair

Big Pain - Must remove entire dashboard. Drain the coolant Remove the Freakin' pain in the arse dash Open up the box that house the A/C system core and the Heater core Remove and inspect the blend door for cracks where it attaches to the actuator Check the blend door actuator then cut the metal lines on the top of the heater core off for easy removal From the engine compartment pull the heater core lines through the firewall for easy disconnect and that is it You are now ready to start the re-install process. One thing I recommend is while you have everything apart change the blend door actuator, especially if you see traces of where the coolant was leaking in the box. 9 out of 10 times the coolant leaked out through the actuator and it is just a matter of time before the electrical circuitry in the actuator quits working leaving you with no heat or only heat. When I replaced mine it was still working, but the electrical motor with the spiral gear was making a funny noise compared to the new one. Thanks for using FixYa - a FixYa rating is appreciated for taking the time to answer your FREE question.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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SOURCE: My 2001 Ford Windstar van seems to be using alot of coolant daily

Possible coolant leak on hot engine parts causing it to evaporate as it leaks. That would definitely invade the cabin air. You would need to carefully check under the hood with the engine warmed up and running.

Also could be a headgasket failure between coolant channels and a combustion chamber. This latter problem sometimes shows itself as vapor at the tailpipe after there should be no more visible. You may also detect the odor of coolant there too.

Posted on May 13, 2010

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