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    antifreeze smell....

    well today i washed up the car and upon cleaning the wheel on the passanger front i could start to smell that awful smell! i dont know about anyone else but i absolutely hate the smell of antifreeze! it always seems to mean $$$ and i hate it. i looked the engine bay over real good for awhile and can see no sign of any leaks but it could just be evaporating because of the hot temps and me just driving the car for awhile with the air on. i guess the next step would be to have the coolant system pressure checked am i right?? i surely dont want to ignore the issue cause antifreeze leaks in my opinion are nothing to mess around with.
    i can already see a huge shop bill now but i am crossing my fingers its nothing too serious.
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    Re: antifreeze smell....

    You have the 3.6 so probably not a head gasket. Maybe a heater core. Is your inside windshield fogging up?
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    Re: antifreeze smell....

    my bet would be a radiator... seeing how they have plastic tanks that are just crimped on its pretty common across all makes and models nowdays to sometimes get radiator leaks around the tank to core conection

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    Re: antifreeze smell....

    no fog on the winshield at all that i noticed anyway. when i get under the hood the smell is more prevelant on the passenger side twards the back or so it seems anyway...
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    Re: antifreeze smell....

    is the coolant level low? if its not i would keep an eye on it and if it doesnt go down i wouldnt worry about it .

    Quote Originally Posted by SexyG6 View Post
    my bet would be a radiator... seeing how they have plastic tanks that are just crimped on its pretty common across all makes and models nowdays to sometimes get radiator leaks around the tank to core conection
    actaully radiators arn't that common. imore of them get replaced becasuethey get hit by something then because they leak

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    Re: antifreeze smell....

    You could have it pressue checked, but as long as you arent losing coolant I wouldn't worry about it. i took mine in for a leak and it turned out there was a hairline crack in the reserve tank.

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    Re: antifreeze smell....

    yeah i check it once every day after i am done driving it and it has cooled off. if anything it may be just shy of half an inch low at most. will definately keep an eye on it and see what happens. i may just have the system pressure checked to be safe.
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    Re: antifreeze smell....

    if its a heater core u would smell coolant through ur vent using heat or ac...and obviously it would fog up the winshield with defrost on

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    Re: antifreeze smell....

    well i use a/c almost everyday and smell nothing and i even ran the heater awhile the other night just to make sure and no smell there either. antifreeze level still about the same....weird..
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    Re: antifreeze smell....

    well it has been a week now and there is still something going on. the car runs at normal temps all the time with no signs of any leaks anywhere under the hood that i can see and i have looked around under there many times. also there are no drip spots on the ground but as of today with an almost cold engine this is what the fill tank looks like....

    looks a little low to me wouldnt you say?
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    Re: antifreeze smell....

    is that lower then it was when you first smelled it?

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    Re: antifreeze smell....

    yes its lower than before.
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    Re: antifreeze smell....

    It's like what happened to me when the head gasket blew on me, twice!!! .... Engine runs fine at normal temperature; No leaks that I can see; Coolant tank gradually getting low; Traces of white smoke constantly coming out of the tailpipe.

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    Re: antifreeze smell....

    oh no!! i dont like the sound of that!!!!!
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    Re: antifreeze smell....

    its a 3.6 i doubt its a head gasket.

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