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Smoking Heating Vents

rammerd

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I was driving around this moring, and when I turned the heater on, and it got warmed up smoke started blowing out of the vents. I checked the engine and didnt see anything wrong, (lose hoses, melting plastic, etc.). I thought it might be something lodged in the heater intake and was burning. If anyone has any suggestions please help. thanks
 



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JMT1SOMR

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It's burnt coolant. Sounds to me like your heater core is shot and I suggest replacing it ASAP and DO NOT use the heater. The fumes from the coolant can make you sick and possibly kill you. The heater core is about $50 at any auto-parts store and it'll take a few hours to put it in. If you plan on doing this yourself (it's not too hard) I suggest you consult a Haynes manual so you don't go ripping apart dash plastic. Hope this helps!

-Justin

PS - The core is behind the glove box.
 






mhn3773

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the fumes can kill u????..that would have been nice to know a few weeks ago lol
 






Fhantazm

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Originally posted by JMT1SOMR
It's burnt coolant. Sounds to me like your heater core is shot and I suggest replacing it ASAP and DO NOT use the heater. The fumes from the coolant can make you sick and possibly kill you. The heater core is about $50 at any auto-parts store and it'll take a few hours to put it in. If you plan on doing this yourself (it's not too hard) I suggest you consult a Haynes manual so you don't go ripping apart dash plastic. Hope this helps!

-Justin

PS - The core is behind the glove box.

The heater core is $20, and takes about 15-20 mins to replace.
 












JMT1SOMR

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Well la-tee-da... the heater core for my F150 was about $45 and it took about 1 1/2hrs to get that beehatch in. I figured it be about the same.

I was also shocked to nkow that the fumes would kill you. I had been driving around like that fo rmonths just whiffing it in. I actually began to kind of like the smell.

-Justin
 






Fhantazm

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Originally posted by JMT1SOMR
Well la-tee-da... the heater core for my F150 was about $45 and it took about 1 1/2hrs to get that beehatch in. I figured it be about the same.


Jeezus man, bring it down a notch. Was just giving the guy a better estimate on replacement, as i recently replaced mine.

Also, ive never heard of antifreeze vapors killing anyone. Mine just made me crave pancakes. :)
 






JMT1SOMR

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Well, when tyou post a quote of someone else, it usually mean your comments are directed at them. I wasn't pissed off or anything, just a little drunk.:D

-Justin
 






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