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Defrost problem with car and water in floorboard

I got in my car this morning, and there was water in the floorboard of the passenger side. I checked to see if there was a leak, but as far as I can tell, it looks like the water is coming down from the bottom of the dashboard. Then i went to turn my heat on, and defrost and it made a hissing noise, wasent coming out of the vents properly, and the defrost was not working as well as it usually does. I dont know whats wrong, and it just started this morning.

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    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Can you smell anything different like antifreeze inside car? Check coolant level too & make sure it hasn't gone down.

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Sounds like the heater core has gone out. Your local auto parts store can steer you in the right direction,

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