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Old 07-10-2003, 07:18 PM   #1
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coolant leaking onto passenger side floor HELP!

I noticed some fluid dripping out of the vent box today and it smells like coolant and was warm to the touch. I'm thinking the heater core has a leak or something in that area. If there are any other possibilities that would be helpful and how much is a heater core? My Blazer is my work truck and I cant have it crap out on me for too long. Thanks
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Re: coolant leaking onto passenger side floor HELP!

sounds like a heater core
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Old 07-10-2003, 07:21 PM   #3
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yes it is your heater core they are easy to fix and cheap they are under $30 you could always bypass the heater core during the summer but if it gets cold in the winter there you better fix it before then lol
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Heater core replacement
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Re: coolant leaking onto passenger side floor HELP!

when mine was leaking I bypassed the heater core, BUT this
caused rough engine. Guess the intake was then running too cool. Put in new core (AutoZone best price I found) and engine smoothed out. Anybody know where that small heater box spring goes??? That and a few plastic-grabber screws left over!
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Old 07-11-2003, 01:58 AM   #6
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Re: coolant leaking onto passenger side floor HELP!

Don't let anyone BS you either, a heater core is easy to replace, just time consuming! I dreaded doing mine forever, but after I did it, I wondered why I hadn't done it sooner!

At least it's warm outside, it'll be an EASY fix in this weather~!!
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Old 07-11-2003, 10:14 AM   #7
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Re: coolant leaking onto passenger side floor HELP!

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Don't let anyone BS you either, a heater core is easy to replace, just time consuming! I dreaded doing mine forever, but after I did it, I wondered why I hadn't done it sooner!

At least it's warm outside, it'll be an EASY fix in this weather~!!

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agreed.... hell i even replaced one in my '86 z-28... center console had to come out.... entire dash had to be unbolted and moved sideways.... steering wheel lowered...
all it is is time...

but my [img]/forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif[/img] was just a few bolts... out then in.... in no time.. i love the older chevies.... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif[/img]
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Re: coolant leaking onto passenger side floor HELP!

Thanks, guys. I'm going to take care of it this weekend and will update on the repair upon completion. Yeah it shouldn't be too hard, just take a while. what really sucks is that I was gonna take a girl wheeling this weekend. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] Oh well. May just have to go in my dad's Bronco [img]/forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
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