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Possible coolant leak? by branger
Started on: 11-04-2019 09:49 PM
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My son noticed the odd water drip on his foot (passenger side), not a constant but the odd drip every once in a while. I don’t have air conditioning, but wondering if it’s a possible coolant leak. He reached up under and it appears to be water... will have to take a closer look. Any thoughts?

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It's the heater core. Easy to replace.

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Originally posted by Patrick:
It's the heater core. Easy to replace.
Likely. Wet area should in front of P-side under dash and feel/smell like antifreeze.

Wet anywhere else and doesn't feel/smell w/ coolant...
rain last few days?
Sunroof and other glass can leak.
Sunroof has drains that must work too. If their plugged then water on floor and/or seat.

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Thanks Patrick, I will look into replacing heater core!

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Thanks Patrick, I will look into replacing heater core!

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A single "thanks" would've sufficed.

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Report this Post11-05-2019 08:57 AM Click Here to See the Profile for brangerClick Here to Email brangerSend a Private Message to brangerEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I just watched a YouTube video of a guy replacing heater core, and looked simple enough to do, but in the video it did not address air in the system... once you swap out heater cores how do you get air out of system. I’m not a mechanic. 😄

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Originally posted by branger:

once you swap out heater cores how do you get air out of system?


Go for a drive...

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Originally posted by Gall757:
Go for a drive...
Yup. System will "burp" itself.
Check coolant level in overflow tank next few days driving. Hot/cold cycling will force air out then suck coolant from the can so keep that tank level up.

make sure you have correct rad cap.
See my Cave, Radiator Caps

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