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I have a 2004 ford explorer and just had the radiator replaced now I seem to be losing coolant and only inside the car is a burnt rubber smell, also the defrost doesn't work. Is my heater core done or is it something else?

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Do you get heat out of any other positions,and is it cold ,warm or hot with engine fully warmed up? smell your getting is most likely anti freeze burning off of hot engine parts,either from leftover splash from the rad job or something let loose ,such as hose connection or other part leaking which is being drawn into the cabin thru the fresh air inlet near the wiper arms upper screen area (where car hvac gets fresh air)

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Is your temperature gauge working now? That is of more concern then your heater as you wouldnt know if your engine was overheating until its too late. Your heater core could be clogged, they get clogged quite easily. You can flush them or replace. The part is inexpensive but on some models you have to take out dash to replace them, but on other models it only takes about 30 mins and a few bolts.

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try looking at the air filters. MIne was totally clogged with ****. No air circulaton equals foggy windows

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It is your heater core. I fixed mine for $144. Ordered the new part on Ebay and followed these instructions http://www.volvospeed.com/vs_forum/index.php?showtopic=9717 It was very simple, I'm a middle age grandmother! The hardest part was cleaning up all the antifreeze. You will need a shopvac, a small one is $20 at WalMart.

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SOURCE: Fluctuating Temp gauge - '96 Ford Explorer 4.0

Have the system pressure checked. This is simple and quick. Puts the system under pressure and helps to locate leaks. Check cap too. System needs to maintain pressure.

Some engines have a "Bleed" valve in the head so you can force the air out of the system as you fill it with coolant. May want to chekc to see if yours has one.

\Fluxing gage indicates coolant sometime there and sometimes not. Low level. Sound says the same thing.

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SOURCE: 2004 Chevy Impala no heat from defrost or heater

No heat is often a symptom of low coolant, usually followed by overheat. There are other controls that regulate heater, but right now, re-fill the cooling system with engine running and heater on high, then check for leaks (coolant you lost went somewhere...you need to determine where) Low coolant will damage your engine. Take care of that first, then if heater still does not work, then do diagnosis on that. (if you loose the engine heat won't matter, will it!)

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