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Heater blowing nasty skunk smell. Eventually smokes white smoke out of vents. 95' ford escort if it helps

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Could be a blown heater core or steam coming through the heating system into the passenger compartment fogging the windsheild.
this means the cooling system has failed putting water in the oil and fogging the heater pipes and exhaust. replace the heater core and/or
fix the engine gaskets

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With or without the motor running? See if there is a difference.

Posted on Apr 20, 2013

  • riverdwalker Apr 20, 2013

    With. And smells more when heater is running

  • Brad Brown Apr 20, 2013

    This is most likely a blown head gasket. Exhaust gas is entering the cooling system. One way to tell is to take the cap of the radiator and look for bubbles. There are more accurate ways to test BUT that should tell you. The cost to fix this is going to be over 1000



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