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Front defrost not working

I smell coolant, the rest of the heat seems OK and the van is not overheating

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  • fia9 Feb 02, 2009

    inside the van

  • Dave Real
    Dave Real May 11, 2010

    Do you smell coolant inside the van or under the hood?

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If you smell coolant then your heater coil is about to go out. It will still heat but will soon add headache after headache . have someone check your heater coil and see if that gets rid of the smell.

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We have no heat,


I'm going to think about the heat question

Get that trans fluid changed tomorrow

You spin those tires in snow & heat any part of
the drivetrain your doomed

Those are the worst transaxles out there

Not trying to scare you or be hurtful

I once owned a trans repair shop,just do it

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Cant stop a 201venture van from over heating the heater works the van dont run hot but wen the heater dont heat the motor runs hot


When your not feeling heat coming from the heater it usually means that the coolant level is too low in the radiator. It sounds like you have a coolant leak somewhere which is causing your overheating problem. Fill your radiator and let the engine run for about a half hour with the radiator cap on tight. Then turn off the engine and check for any leaks under the van. If you don't see any leaks under the van then see if the carpeting is wet on the passenger side of the vehicle. If the carpet is wet and it smells like anti-freeze you have a heater core that is leaking. I hope this helps you. :)

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My lincoln is shot smoke out of the vents when I turned the defroster on and there is a strange smell comming from the vents as well. Also, the front window will not defrost but i can get cold and hot air....


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KIA SEDONA HAS REAR HEAT BUT NOT FRONT HEAT BLOWERS WORK BUT ONLY COLD AIR COMES IN FRONT


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OVERHEATING


This could be a multitude of things:

Stuck closed thermostat.

Cooling fan not coming on.

Clogged radiator.

Low on coolant.

Water pump failing/leaking.

Head gasket blown, leaking exhaust into antifreeze.

Clogged catalytic converter.

Thermostat: If the Van heats up, then feel the upper radiator hose. If it's cold, then your thermostat is closed. Replace thermostat.

Coolant: If low, simply fill with distilled water and coolant. Low levels will let engine over heat.

Radiator: If there are cold-to-the-touch spots on the radiator after it should be warmed up, then a clogged is probably occuring. Have radiator flushed.

Head Gasket: If you smell exhaust fumes in your coolant reservois tank, then you got a blown head gasket.

Cat Converter: Only can be tested if off the car. Or you could try a non-contact thermometer. These are also good to testing cold spot on radiator or if thermostats are open.

Cooling fan: If mechanical it'll be spinning. If electrical, it should come on automatically with the A/C, or when it gets hot.

Water pump: Will be leaking from the front if it needs replaced. On a van, it's a tough job.

Good luck!

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Heat gauge shows hot , have to add antifreeze although no leak


Very common fault is head gaskets.  causing coolant consumption and bubbles in radiator.  Run vehicle, have a friend accelerate once or twice hard, while you smell exhaust for sweet smell of burning coolant.

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I think it probably is the heater core leaking.As the water eats up to boiling point small cracks will allow steam to escape. Probably smells like coolant.

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