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Old 04-11-2010, 02:29 PM   #1
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Anti-freeze in my passenger interior! Help!

I have antifreeze leaking into my passenger side interior, steam coming from my vents. I am used to the steam, because it is usually water evaporating, but I am wondering if this is a blown head gasket or something else. Please Help!

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Old 04-11-2010, 02:31 PM   #2
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sounds like the heater coil.

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Old 04-11-2010, 02:32 PM   #3
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Old 04-11-2010, 02:50 PM   #4
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how much will the heater coil run me to get fixed?
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Old 04-11-2010, 02:51 PM   #5
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How much will the heater coil run me to get fixed?
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Old 04-11-2010, 02:53 PM   #6
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X3. You need a new heater core. That's exactly what happened with my 89 1.5 years ago. New heater core, no leaks. You really shouldn't have steam coming from the vents unless A/C is on and then for a few seconds. That means your heater core has been on it's way out for awhile.
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Old 04-11-2010, 03:07 PM   #7
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heater core its inside of the duct box its about 35 40 bucks at oreilys and should take about an hour. thing u will need 1heater core two new heater hoses three anti freeze. now u will have to take the box out of the dash to fix it . all of the bolts to do this are in the engine compartment three are under the battery tray and one is behind the valve cover on the drivers side. once those are disconnected then u just need to remove the cables and put in the new core reassemble and enjoy a cold one.

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Morphious is correct. The only thing I would add is to remove the passanger seat to make the job a 1000 times easier.

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Old 04-12-2010, 09:26 AM   #9
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yeah the would have helped a little but i didn't want the extra wrenching. being as it was 10 above outside
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Please don't take this wrong-- I am not flaming you.. but if you did not know the heater core was bad- perhaps tackling a job like this might not be a good idea. Check around and find a good mechanic so you know it was done right. Heater cores are a booger to replace- not so much in a jeep, but can be tough.

My guesstimate is it is going to cost around $175.00 to have a qualified mechanic do the work. -- stay away from the dealership on this one-- they will want $300 or more..

Hope this helps.
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:25 AM   #11
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x2 on having a good mechanic replace it for you... And for sure, thats what causes your issue.

If your head gasket was bad, you'd be burning the antifreeze in your cylinders and have one hell of a white smokescreen everywhere you went.

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