Join Date: May 2002
Location: San Diego, CA
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They other day when i entered my car i noticed that my passenger side floor was soaked in water. I figured that somehow when it rained that it got inside, but i mean there was gallons of it my whole carpet was drenched so it would have to be more than just a little leak.
Anyway the next day my car starts to overheat, turns out i had no coolent anymore. I was baffeled and my friend came over to diagnoss the car. He said that my heater core broke and that all the coolent drained into the car through the heater core.
We ended up topping off the radiator and i drove around for a day or so with the crakced heater core yet didnt notice any more water coming in. This i thought was a bit odd, yet either way i ended up bypassing the heater core for now by pluging the in and out lines together, but now i have no heater.
My question for you guys is this, did the afore mentioned senerio sound like a craked heater core? And if so how do i go about fixing it? Is it something that i can do in a day? Is it something i want to do? If not how much would an average shop cost to do something like this including parts and labor. As far as i know the heater core is located under the dash agaisnt the firewall and that the entire dash will need to be removed. Also last but not least has anyone else ever suffered this delima and if so how did you take care of the problem. Thanks for taking the time to read and answer any of my questions.
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