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Leaking heater core coolent smell through the a/c

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  • mark gehres Aug 12, 2008

    I know the core needs to be replaced.

    My question is- what is the procedure of the replacement of the heater core?

    Thanks for your concideration

    mg

    P.S.

    the car is a 1999 v70r awd volvo

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    1999 volvo v70 wagon

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    leaking heater core
    coolant smell through a/c

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The same thing happened to my '99. I found an 'off' brand heater core locally then seached the internet to find direction on how to install. I don't remember the link, but someone had posted pictures of the step by step. Although I must say the sticking point for me was removing the screw holding the heater core to the pipes coming from the front of the car then removing the core holder.
It took me a couple of hours, not really knowing what I was doing, but went real smooth. It's fixed for around $140! And NO MORE ANTIFREEZE SMELL!!

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Until you replace the heater core,you will continue to smell the coolant.The heater core is housed in the ac evaporator case. Air circulates through the case and comes out the vents.Your heater core is leaking antifreeze in this caseGood Luck!!!.

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  • travis campbell Aug 12, 2008

    It is a fairly simple procedure.I suggest you go to this website and purchase a subscription for your specific model.The closest model that i have a subscription for is a 1998 s70.If your car is similar to the s70 then the procedure is simple...Good Luck!!!

    The subscription for your first car is 26.95 and 17.00 for each additional.But the website gives very thorough,step by step instructions.In most cases it gives illustrations as well.Also bumper to bumper specifacations and technical serice bulletins and recalls.Much better than a haynes or chilton manual.

    http://www.alldatadiy.com/

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