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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-27-11, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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Heater core leak?

hello, I found the carpet wet behind the drivers seat, I also notice a coolant odor when using the heating. Can water get in the car through the ventilation system? or the car has a bad heater core? If it is the core, how difficult is to replace it? Thanks for any answers.

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Re: Heater core leak?

Coolant odor is almost a sure sign of a bad heater core. Have you windows started fogging with an oily film yet? That usually happens also. The wet carpet behind the drivers seat can be lots of things including a leaking windows glass.

As for replacing it? I'll let Bert or someone who knows more help you with that.

Whats the make and model of your vehicle?
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typical heater core change requires dash removal to get at heater core to replace... i have experience in this but on my own cars i have taken short cut by just accessing and making/modding a panel to remove heater core after only removing glove box ...


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