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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-07-2003, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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when i turn on my heater it starts to smoke out the vents, anybody know what could be causing it and how, if possible, to fix it?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-07-2003, 12:56 PM
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Does it smell like antifreeze? Sounds like it could be the heater core


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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-07-2003, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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it doesn't really have a smell, plus my nose is kinda stuffy so...
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-08-2003, 09:06 AM
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My first impression would be heater core. Not much else comes to mind. Both heater core replacements I've seen involved a pretty nasty smell (but I guess it doesn't HAVE to...).


It is a pain in the arse to replace, but not difficult - just tedious and time-consuming. The heater core itself isn't very expensive.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-08-2003, 12:14 PM
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I had to dissconnet mine casue it was leaking on the passanger side and the smell was gaging! it's been dissconnected for about a year and living down here in FL you dont really need a heater at all..after seeing that tutoiral i dont think im ever going to fix it now..heh..
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-07-2004, 07:50 PM
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Is it really nessisary to take the entire dash apart to replace the heater core as specified in the article linked by Five-O? That seems like a MAJOR pain to do... there must be some kind of short cut...

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