Hi, my heater is leaking , im guessing its the matrix as i can see steam comming into the car as i drive along, and my coolent levels keep dropping, not fast but they do drop. . . i need help on how to remove or at least inspect the matrix
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If you feel warm air blowing up on your windshield and If your heater is working, I would guess its a coolant leak, probably the heater core. Usually a coolant leak will leave a kind of "greasy" fog that is more difficult to wipe off. It is basically steam coating your windows. You should be able to smell coolant if its leaking. If no warm air is blowing, I would guess an issue with your heater control module or a vacuum problem of not supplying vacuum to move the plenum door.
open the hood,run the car with a piece of card over the rad (if poss)until its really hot then,with your sleeves rolled up and NO tie,look for a steam jet,if its hot enough, you wont miss it.unless it the heater matrix.but you would smell that inside the car with steamed up windows.(no ac)
hi yes your 100% right the heater core/matrix is leaking, the water is dripping down from it which is making the floor wet, and the reason you are getting "steam" on your screen is the hot water that is between the fins on the matrix is cooling causing condensation...so yes you are right..hope this helped
Hello! This sounds to me like your Heater Matrix is leaking! (inside the vehicle) the smell is probably steaming ani freeze mixed with the damp caused by the leak hence NO warmth from heater. The dealer posibly is fobbing you off as can be a very difficult job.
Even though the leak is happening have you tried a Radiator Seal something like Rad-Weld or Barrs Seal?
Remember to bleed the system to get the air out of the Matrix.
Good Luck and Merry Christmas.