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Heater Core My girfriends 98' achieva overheated on her she put coolant in and started to drive again, about a mile down the road she started to over heat again so she called me to come look at it. I started to put water in the fill tank and after I put about a gallon and a half in, it started to leak out where the the heater core would be, but it is coming out of a 90 degree elbow that comes out of the fire wall into the engine compartment. I believe what is happening is the heater core is leaking in the car and the elbow is a drain tube so the water doesn't soak the floor boards. Am I correct in assumption? Is there a drain tube for when the heater core starts to leak?

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Hi.. The same DRAIN for the A/C use the HEATER.
The HEATER core in your car is Spensive work.
Because is nessesary to REMOVE the INstrument panel.
If you DON'T use offten the HEATER.
I recomend Make a BY PASS. On the Heater tubes.
Or using a Hose routing from one outtlet to the other one.

I hope this help on your problem.

Thank you for use fixya...

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