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Smell of anti freeze

I just bought a 2000 beetle 1.8 turbo and seem to be getting a anti freeze smell..i talked to the previous owner and she said she had just had the water pump and a hose replaced..there dont seem to be any fluid leaks that i can see...what could the problem be

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  • Micha Dozier May 11, 2010

    Does your heater work properly or does the windshield get kinda foggy looking at the bottom. If so those are signs of a faulty heater core.

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The heater core might be leaking into the passenger compartment. PLEASE RATE MY ANSWER.

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