antifreeze smell - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford F-100 | Ford F-150 | Ford F-250 | Ford F-350 | Ford Super Duty | Ford Diesel Forum for discussion of the Ford F100, F150, F250, F350, Superduty and Diesel trucks.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-25-07, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1
antifreeze smell

have a 1999 ford f-150 xlt super cab we always smell
antifreeze with or without the ac on and when it's on
we can see smoke coming thru the vents that looks like
fog what should we do and how do we replace the heater core
if that is what we have to do to fix this problem we need to do something right away not only due to our health but our grandson is going to be here
soon and we dont want him to have to breath that in
wsmith381 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-25-07, 08:51 PM
Always the student
 
thefonz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,737
Re: antifreeze smell

Sounds like the heater core. Most likely need to remove the dash for R&R of the core. Just follow the directions in your repair manual and you should be ok.
thefonz is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-26-07, 10:08 AM
Hi-Tech Redneck
 
Johnny Mullet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ashtabula, Ohio
Age: 45
Posts: 1,486
Re: antifreeze smell

Replacing a heater core is not an easy job on almost any vehicle. I had an old car that had a bad core, so I unhooked both hoses from the core and hooked them together (by-pass). That was OK until it started getting cold out and no heat!
Johnny Mullet is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-12-07, 08:36 PM
canuck
 
360ci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Waterloo
Posts: 2,481
Re: antifreeze smell

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny Mullet
Replacing a heater core is not an easy job on almost any vehicle. I had an old car that had a bad core, so I unhooked both hoses from the core and hooked them together (by-pass). That was OK until it started getting cold out and no heat!
Glad to know I'm not the only one that's done that. One day it's +5 then the next day it's -5 with lots of frost. Arg.

'11 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 SXT 5.7L HEMI (stock); 48,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 64,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 28,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!
360ci is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Trucks | Utes | Vans |SUVs | Crossovers > Ford F-100 | Ford F-150 | Ford F-250 | Ford F-350 | Ford Super Duty | Ford Diesel
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome