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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-06-2000, 08:50 PM
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[Q]Coolant leakage


When I turned heater on, smelled a lot sweet of coolant.

Checking all, I found out leakage of coolant from dash
to floor and hose in the fire wall.

What's the problem?, hose? radiator? heater core or

Winter in korea here..I need to fix it immediately,

Thanks in advance.

Si-Jung Kim
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-06-2000, 09:02 PM
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Re: [Q]Coolant leakage

sorry. but it soundslike a heater core.. i real pain to fix, but the parts are cheap....

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-07-2000, 08:09 AM
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Yep, I believe Elusive is correct. If it were the hose, it would leak in the engine compartment not under the dash. I hear replacing the core is a pain, so good luck...

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Water/coolant leaking under the dash on the passenger's side is classic of heater core. They are not that hard to replace as long as you have room to get up under the dash... Take you just a few hours. I'm usually busy, and take it to any local mechanic.


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post #5 of (permalink) Old 12-07-2000, 10:14 AM
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Re: [Q]Coolant leakage

4 WD Hardware has a heater core pretty darn cheap. It is easy to change, take about an hour, I did mine about a year ago.

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that's one of my weekend projects this weekend too. i should have one here tomorrow. it's too cold to drive the jeep without heat. i can also put a clip on the shaft for the defroster on the back of the housing. the last time i took the housing out the clip fell off and it wasn't worth it to take it back out for that.

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post #7 of (permalink) Old 12-07-2000, 08:43 PM
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Thanks a lot !!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks all,

I really appreciate it.

The price of heater core in local market is 22,000.
It's $18. cheaper than I thouhgt.

I'm not a good mechanic. I'll take it to local mechanic

this weekend..

Enjoy your jeep and Merry christmas!!!

Si Jung

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