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the heater core may be plugged up

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Q: What could be wrong with your car if you can smell antifreeze through the heat and air vents inside the vehicle?
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What can you do if you have no antifreeze and it is 32 degrees?

If you have a block heater you could plug that in or move the vehicle inside a garage where the temperature is above the freezing mark


How do you know if your head or block is cracked?

There maybe bubbles accumulating inside of the over flow container after the vehicle runs up to temperature. There could also be an increase in fluid measured by the oil dip stick. Antifreeze burns white if leaked into the cylinder of the vehicle.


Does the anti-freeze freeze inside the car in the winter?

If the antifreeze and distilled water mixture is too weak for the ambient temperature then ( yes , the solution could freeze ) Ford vehicles come from the factory with a 50 / 50 mix of distilled water and the correct type of antifreeze for the vehicle Ford states not to exceed 60% antifreeze in the mix ( for colder climates etcetera )


Why does your dodge ram 1500 uses a lot of antifreeze?

Could be a few things. Does it leak antifreeze? if so, fix the part that leaks. If not, you could have coolant mixing with oil inside the engine, which burns it. check your spark plugs. If they are white, you are probably burning antifreeze - fix immediately. your exhaust will smell "sweet" as well if you are burning antifreeze.


Why is there antifreeze leaking inside the 1995 GMC Jimmy?

Passenger side floor? Could be leaking heater core


Why does a 2001 S-10 smell moldy inside but no visible water leaks?

Some people say that the smell of hot antifreeze smells like mold. It could be possible you are smelling the antifreeze from the engine.


Why losing antifreeze in your car what causes that?

take it into a mechanic is the best way to save money, trying to find the leak yourself takes time. it could be a sealent problem or in most cases just a bad clamp or rubber hose. Coolant can certainly be lost through leaks in the cooling system hoses, but can also be lost through a blown head gasket which might cause the vehicle to idle or run rough, and will also result in water vapor or steam from the tailpipe. Coolant can also be lost through a faulty heater core, and this will cause the windows inside the vehicle to steam up constantly.


2001 mitsubushi galant is leaking water inside on floor board what causing it?

check the drain line on the a/c or does it have antifreeze smell to it then it could be the heater core


If the heater in a Daewoo Leganza does not work well and you have already had the antifreeze lines flushed with new antifreeze and a new thermostat what else can you do?

It could be a partially blocked heater core, a faulty heater valve that allows the coolant through the heater core or it could be a faulty water pump.


How could electrolysis affect parts of a motor vehicle?

the motor is effected by the fusion eactor inside the CDI


Could antifreeze be leaking from the water pump gasket?

Yes, antifreeze can leak from a water pump gasket.


Is antifreeze combustible?

Antifreeze is composed of mainly ethylene glycol or propylene glycol, both of which are combustible. So yes, antifreeze IS combustible. However, neither of these compounds is very easily ignited. But although it is HIGHLY unlikely that antifreeze could start a fire, antifreeze could be dangerous if it actually gets hot enough to burn (such as in an ongoing structure fire).


Can you put pepsi inside your cars cooling system?

No, you cannot put Pepsi inside of your car's cooling system. This could seriously damage if not make your vehicle inoperable.


Why do you add antifreeze to your car?

Antifreeze does 2 things. First it protects your engine when the outside temperature is below freezing and the vehicle is not running. If the coolant freezes it could crack your engine block requiring a new engine. Caution: 100% antifreeze will also freeze up if it gets too cold. For best results you have to mix antifreeze and water. Check the antifreeze container for correct mixture. Antifreeze also has other things in it that keeps the water pump in good shape, prevents corrosion of the the radiator and helps transfer heat out of the engine. You need it even in hot weather.


Would no antifreeze stop car from blowing heat in winter?

Yes definitely. The antifreeze cools the engine by carrying the heat out of the engine and through the radiator where the heat is dissipated. The antifreeze also passes through the heater core, a fan blows over the heater core and produces the heat for inside the car. While there are a number of reasons that the heater inside the car could stop working, no or low antifreeze is certainly one of the primary culprits. Furthermore, this is a very serious situation as not having enough antifreeze will cause the engine to overheat and seize up causing total engine failure which will be very costly to fix. The most important thing anti freeze does is to keep the liquid in the cooling system from freezing, if there is no anti freeze and the liquid freezes and turns to a solid it will expand and crack the engine block and heads or pop out the freeze plugs if you are lucky, always keep anti freeze in your cooling system, never straight water.


1999 ford f150 with smell of anti-freeze through ac vents?

If antifreeze is filtering through your ac vents, other toxins could also be coming through. Don't take chances; see a mechanic.


What causes over heating in Dodge Stratus?

Well, it could be several different problems, To begin with I would check your oil and oil pressure. Then I would make sure you have antifreeze in it that is properly diluted. 50% antifreeze 50% water. If you add all antifreeze this will cause premature corrosion and also overheating. Be sure to check all fluid levels and be sure that your vehicle is not leaking any fluids


Why 97 grand caravan leaks antifreeze on bottom it could be a water pump?

if it rear air and heat it could be the line carring the antifreeze tho the back heater core.


How do you find GVW of your vehicle?

It should be displayed on the sticker inside the drivers door jam or door itself depending on the year of the vehicle. Could also be located on the dealership web site.


Antifreeze keeps running out?

Antifreeze could be running out often due to a leak. It is important to inspect the radiator for small cracks or smoke.


Cream colored paste in antifreeze?

Could be oil mixing with antifreeze indicating a bad head gasket Are you losing motor oil?


Where could the antifreeze be going in a 1996 explorer?

out the tail pipe


How can i fix my idol that keeps going up and down in your 93 integra?

check the antifreeze sensor as it could of been damage. or there could be some sort of air in betweenthe antifreeze hoese


What could be causing the heater on a 1998 XLT Ford Expedition to blow cold air?

if you have the heat on in any vehicle, and there is only cold air coming out of the vents (providing the engine coolant temp gauge shows that the engine is warm) then there is no antifreeze flowing through the heater core, this may be caused by a couple of things: first, there might be a leak in the heater core, but usually antifreeze will be leaking into the heater core housing and will be visible, or there might not be enough antifreeze in the vehicles's radiator, or the water pump might be damaged and not circulating coolant. hope this helps and good luck!


Could you pee on the moon?

Nothing to stop you. But you couldn't do it out in the open, you would have to be inside a vehicle or your suit to prevent you from freezing things off.