In December I posted a typlical cooling system problem that I have been
having with my 98 Sable. Basically no heat do to a clogged system. I had
the system flushed including the heater core and my heat came back. The
problem now is that I smell antifreeze inside the car when the heat is on.
I realize that there is most likely a leak in the heater core. It must be a
small leak though because there are no other signs of a leak. I used Bars
Leak and it seemed to get better for a short time but now the problem is
Beyond replacing the heater core is there anything else that might work to
help fix this problem? Is there a better stop leak product that might work?
Thanks for your help.
Try once more with a Silver Seal / Copper Seal / Bronze Seal type sealer
- a "powdery" metallic product sold in a clear plastic tube. It too may
be temporary, then you are off to get the core replaced, unless you
unload the car while it's working.
I can say when you do get the heater core replaced, it'll probably cost
about $650 - $700 at the dealer. I just had mine done a few weeks ago and
it's sure nice to have a heater on these cold nights. I went without a
heater from April of 2003 to December 2004. Aaaah.
I actually got mine done for $452 plus some tax ('98 Sable) because they
gave me 3.5 hours off the labor for some strange reason. I think they
charge $55 an hour for labor.
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