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Old 11-30-2010, 10:03 AM   #1
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Antifreeze/radiator smell

I am getting an antifreeze/radiator smell in my 2001 TJ. No fan running everything off. Can't see any leaks under the hood. All seems as usual but this just started last week. Thoughts?

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Old 11-30-2010, 10:05 AM   #2
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Smelling it outside? Leak! Smelling it inside? Heater core!

Sorry can't help much.

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Old 11-30-2010, 12:22 PM   #3
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Check your floorboards for moisture/antifreeze. This smell, if you noticed it inside, is probably coming from a heater core/hose leak. If you detect antifreeze/wetness INSIDE, almost always heater core/hose leak.

Outside of cab.... a whole other matter. If you do not SEE the some cardboard under engine compartment and start/run engine up to temperature. The cardboard should pinpoint the culprit leak for you.
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