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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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white smoke coming out of dash?

So I was driving to work the other morning with the heater off and my windshield started to fog rapidly (only like 40-50 F out). So I stopped on the side of the road and turned on my heater to counter the fog, but it just made it worst on all the windows. The windows rolled down didn't really help either. Now I just stopped using the heater altogether but now I see a white smoke coming out of the dashboard with the windows moderately fogging up.

I'm thinking the heater core needs to be replaced but I'm not sure if that's the only problem. I also can't really tell if it smells "sweet" or not. thoughts?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 08:18 PM
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Either you have a leaking heater core, or your car was privy to the election results of Pope Fransisco.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Either you have a leaking heater core, or your car was privy to the election results of Pope Fransisco.

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Haha , I'll check it when I have a chance. Do you think something is just loose or is there a possibility that I may have to replace it altogether?

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 09:48 PM
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You have a split heater core. It needs to be replaced. If you aren't doing it soon, you will run low on coolant. You can put it off by simply bypassing the heater core. Of course, no heat then.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 10:31 PM
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White smoke = New Pope. Heater core replacement is not on the fun jobs list.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Ya...I'm expecting a smelly mess because to me Coolant smells like dead fish. Otherwise it's probably fairly simple seeing how it's not covered up by a bunch of stuff and the tubes are easy to reach in the engine compartment.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-14-2013, 09:37 AM
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I vote for the heater core unless your new name is Francis
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-24-2013, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Do I replaice it out from inside the engine compartment? I see the cover with nuts holding it in. It's probably not like most cars where you have to go under the dashboard.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-24-2013, 03:44 PM
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You have to loosen the pass inner fender to access 2 lower bolts that hold the heater box in. The heater box comes out from under the dash.
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