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I hear a "swooshing" sound underneath the dashboard.coolant smell

I had work done on my 2003 Landrover discovery SE..
1- headgasket replaced
2-hose replaced
3-thermostat replaced

i still smell coolant..and i can hear swooshing sounds underneath the dashboard.. could this be a heater core problem?

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  • Juliet Cruz Feb 03, 2009

    Thank you for your time and advice...

  • Juliet Cruz Feb 03, 2009

    it has been very fustrarting...and yes.. too much $$$... i'm frustrated... thank you for your advice...



    NOTE: i have asked the service people who helped if if i had any leaks.. they kept telling me no... this just tells me they aren't doing their job...

  • Juliet Cruz Feb 03, 2009

    it has been very fustrarting...and yes.. too much $$$... i'm frustrated... thank you for your advice...



    NOTE: i have asked the service people who helped if if i had any leaks.. they kept telling me no... this just tells me they aren't doing their job...

  • Juliet Cruz Feb 04, 2009

    Yes you are right.. and thank you for your advise again... thank you for this site as well.. it has been very helpful and insightful.. YOU HAVE BEEN OF GREAT HELP! thanks again...

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    i have the same problem it just coolant leak. when i filled it up with coolant orange one.

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You have an air leak in your coolant pipes under the dash.
There is air in the system.
When the engine is off the coolant is dripping onto the carpet.

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

  • Steve Draper Feb 03, 2009

    I hope I have helped you a little.
    Some of the engines are well known for this problem.
    My friend David had the same vehicle as yours and got so fed up with it, he sold it because he spent heaps of money on the same problems which you have. He actually went through three sets of head gaskets and a huge garage bill.
    Kind regards,


  • Steve Draper Feb 04, 2009

    Just remember,you aren`t the only one with this problem.
    Whatever you decide to do with the vehicle: Good Luck.
    Sorry I can`t be of much more help to you.
    I wish you all the best luck in the future.


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