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Smells like antifreez inside cab and sometimes spills on to ground outside of car cants find a leak anywhere. Can hear boiling from radiator

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  • Christina Thrasher Sep 23, 2010

    Is a 2001 don't know were 1998 came from lol. Will check on that this weekend just had oil changed no water. What would make the compression un balanced, :)

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Do a compression check. If you have a cylinder that is a lot higher in compression than the rest you will need a new head gasket at the least. If there is water in your oil your going to be rebuilding your motor. If there is oil in the radiator you will be rebuilding your motor. In either case you need to flux the motor to make sure you don't have a cracked Cylinder wall. If there is no water on the passenger side it probably isn't the heater core which is the next place to look.

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  • James Young Sep 23, 2010

    The Compression check is to check to verify that you don't have a crack block or head or blown Head gasket allowing pressure to build up in the Radiator. That in conjunction with a bad radiator cap will give you this problem. Running the vehicle with straight water in the Radiator instead of a proper mix of anti freeze will speed up the corrosion process in the heater core and radiator. A leaking Heater core will give you the smell in the cab that you have. This can be causes by a corrosion damaged Heater Core or a line that has gone bad or Any of the compression issues I previously mentioned. If this is a 2001 It is Extremely important that you do this compression check. You should not be getting these over pressure or Corrosion problems that would cause you to get the smell of Anti Freeze in the Cab area. That really limits the possible problems to specific areas.

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