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Anti freeze smell entering through vents, i did a radiator flush and filled with new anit-freeze

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  • mrmario241 Sep 28, 2009

    where is the heater line since I have looked at all the hoses and followed to see if their are any leaks and have not found any, all I find is a smell in the car.

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You may have a leaking heater line, check for leaks on the fittihgs and coolant lines on the system

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  • steve noel Sep 28, 2009

    the lines should be the two that enters the fire wall entering the cab from engine bay

  • steve noel Sep 30, 2009

    you mayhave to remove the heater and a/c unit and check for internal leaks

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