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I smell antifreeze. More so when the temp gage is turned to hot than to cold

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Sounds Like you have a bad heaster core check to see if you have a wet passenger floor board at the firewall under the dash.

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Check if your carpet in the front by the footwell is damp, if so see if it smells of coolant, if so it 's probably the heater matrix, failing that check the heater valve for leakage, Cheers

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It is likely you have a small leak in your heater core. This is a major repair, but if you want to do it yourself we may be able to send instructions. Please let us know.

Posted on Oct 08, 2010

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