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What would cause a smell from the heater of a 99 Ford Taurus wagon that at first smells like a farm then turns to a maple-syrup smell when warmed up?

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aleaking Heater Core. Interesting description! There could be multiple answers. To begin, the cabin filter could be the source of the farm odor. It is located under the vent cowling on the passenger side at the bottom of the windshield. Carefully removing the black plastic screws from the cowling. However, the maple syrup smell after warming up potentially could indicate a heater core leak. If you are occasionally having to add coolant or if your heater is only "warm and not hot" would be a clue. If you have a core leak or if it is plugged the entire dash assembly must be dropped to access and replace the core. Good luck!

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