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When I make turns tothe left, several things happen. First there is a noticeable drop in the pressure of the air coming out of my air vents(this is while my AC is running), and then there is an odd noise. It is a hissy kind of a squeal, and the sound of running water. Accompanying the noise, which originates in the passenger dashboard area, there is fluid leaking onto the floorboards on the passenger side of the car. One of my coworkers who usd to work on cars said it might be my heater core. Any ideas, and also if it is my heater core, what should I expect to be paying to replace it? I am on a very tight budget, and don't want to get suckerd at the repair shop!!

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1st you need to identify the fluid in the floor board, is it antifreeze, water, oil?? 2nd is the leak there without turning the steering wheel? (more than likely). If the fluid is antifreeze, then yes it could be your heater core, the entire dash will have to be removed to access and change it so it will not be cheap to repair. If it is water, check and clean the a/c drain tube at the lower right hand side firewall under the hood, and check to see water coming out of this tube while a/c is on. Hope this helps, let me know.

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