Maybe the car is really humid on the inside for some reason. Leaking is the most common reason for heater core failure, and the main cause of heater core leaks is improper coolant system maintenance. Only thing was turning it on sometimes the windows would get like a shower and the steam, fog would come out like a fire was going on my truck. Actuator also works and operates the blend doors! They put it under stress test and told me that there was nothing wrong. Caution: Coolant can be extremely hot. Overheating is very serious for your car.
Answer: It's Still Worth Investigating If the windows aren't fogging up, but you're still getting coolant on the floor boards, it's still worth investigating further. A week later called the mechanics again because the windshield was still misting over and there was smell of sickly sweet coolant inside the jeep. So, I spent 4 hours accomplishing nothing. I have an 05 Tahoe, first I'm not seeing none of the signs except my front heater is not working. Install new core in the plenum assembly carefully to avoid damage, reassemble the plenum accordingly.
Sadly, if the leak is hard to find, the reason may be that the coolant has been leaking into your cabin when the system is cold, and instead of making fog it's creating a puddle. A small leak can quickly turn in to an expensive repair and a serious headache. Prior to compressor it was sucking coolant but floor was not wet, never saw coolant on ground, but a wet substance certainly not green. Do not just let it leak into the air. My heat gets plenty hot and my aircon blows very cold.
Either the radiator or the fan kept turning off. Don't plan any Tahoe trips. These instructions are very basic and meant for a person who is already very mechanically inclined. No overheating achieved but no heat. Please keep in mind that the more details you can provide about your car and your problem, the better quality advice I can give you.
This is a general time estimate, including most newer cars that usually have lots of delicate electrical elements, clips and knucklebangers. And can I perform a hose flush myself? Remove components that block access to removing heater core. . A chilly passenger compartment is not always a sign of a faulty heater core. I read on google that it could just be the bearings in the pulleys getting to hot? Also changed thermostat with failsafe stat, and temp sensor. If you find nothing at the end of the week, it's much more likely that something leaked in during the car wash.
Is it foggy in here? So, the good news is that I'm not dribbling coolant but good tip of yours about carrying a gallon of distilled water. The engine over heater and smke started pouring out of my heat vents and hood. Let it over fill and keep going. I was worried about it, but someone told me that it wasn't the heater core because it won't give you any warning before it causes damage. Just wanted to check if this would have been an issue that the mechanics should have discovered when they initially repaired my vehicle or can they keep telling me that it's not related and I have to pay again? I own a 2005 Honda Civic. The only special tool I required was a T50 Torx security bit - to detach the passenger side airbag mounting bolts.
It's a very common problem that can cause all sorts of unbelievable chaos. The blower motor forces air through the core and into the air duct system allowing temperature controls which enable defrost floor and front vent modes. That all being said, if the windows aren't fogging up but you're still getting coolant on the floor boards, it's still worth investigating further. I am in the middle of this right now. Alternatively, you could also have a leak in the seals around your door, windshield or firewall—all of which could be soaking the floor as well. Before I could get it in, car overheated.
Like I said though, getting positive results doesn't necessarily mean the heater core is fine, especially if it's sprung a leak in one of the coils. It is bad for the ozone layer and is toxic, especially to people with heart conditions. Answer: Bye Bye Heater Core. I kept driving only to see that white smoke started coming from my vents and my car started rapidly overheating. And without experience performing other kinds of tasks, it's easy to not realize that Heater Cores require different things in different vehicles. If your heater core is bad, you will find more green coolant on your passenger floor board.
We're here to help with whateveve questions or concerns. I got it back today, heat works great! We welcome your comments and suggestions. Everyone I spoke to is telling me that it is my heater radiator that needs to be replaced. The best way is to elevate the front of vehicle, remove rad cap, allow engine to run for about 30 minutes. You would think the owners manual or the car makers would warn people, but they don't. The mechanic says I need to replace the heater core and that it's not related to the work they did.