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04-01-2004, 08:16 PM
I seem to be getting a coolent smell in the car. I know that I have a lower intake gasket leak. Could my heater dore be going too? I also have the 1 and 2 selections on my heat/ac controls are out.

Need help on the coolent smell.

thanks Pucci

04-01-2004, 08:18 PM
Probably just the LIM. That would be my guess as it is another symptom of the leak.

I am sure you already know about the blower resistor. Have fun being on your back installing that biotch.

04-02-2004, 07:33 AM
If you have an external leak, it will burn and evaporate on the hot engine block. The HVAC system then sucks in those vapours/smells (intake is at bottom of windsheild) and you get them in the vents.

The fan speeds are gone because the blower motor resistor is defective. The part is about $20, do a search to replace it yourself. I posted these instrctions awhile ago.

04-02-2004, 10:40 AM
I agree with all of the above. Plus if it was your heater core going, you winshield would become all steamy and greasy feeling from the coolant.