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Smell antifreeze, no leaks, gurgleing behind drivers side dash.

I have a 2000 dodge dakota with a 3.9 v-6 the engine smells of antifreeze but i have no leaks, level seems to be the same. i changed the water pump and thermostat?. i also have this gurgleing sound from behind the drivers side of the dash. sometimes it goes away after the truck reaches operating temperature.i noticed the heater core hoses go in thru the drivers side. do i have issues with my heater core?

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  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    do i bleed my coolant valve with vehicle running?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Keep put antifreeze in

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    I have a mint 1990 3.6 XJS. However, having had the header tank and water pump replaced and thermostat to get rid of a small water leak (pump was knackered), I now notice a sound of water gurgling through pipes behind the dashboard. This 'gurgling' increases as you increase the engine revs. Standing still, if you rev the engine hard, the gurgling increases. All new parts were fitted professionally at no small expense. Can you help with this problem?
    Many thanks,
    P Moran


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There is air in system causing gurgling/set heater to defrost and check for sweet smell. do while stopped if core is leaking windshield will fog up and be hard to clear.

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Check and see if you have water on your floor boards. they make a little hole down buy the firewall on the engine side for water to come out if the heater core is bad. check and see if there is any water coming out of that hole. if there is you have a heater core problem. you might want to make sure that there is no air in the block after changing the stat. see if there is a bleeder nut but the stat housing.keep bleeding it out in tell there is no air.

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