You may remember my previous post about the antifreeze smell coming
through the vents. Took it to my local mechanic and he determined that
it was the heater core. $550 later, got it back and the antifreeze
smell is just about gone (I'm assuming that it takes a while to get out
of the system). Only drawback is that the passenger side of the car now
has a puddle after rain. I'm guessing that he broke the seal of the
cabin vent. I resealed this a couple of years back, is it a good bet
that I need to recaulk it?
A better solution would be to take it back to the person who didn't finish
the job. If your mechanic broke it, he should fix it :-)
If that proves to be a PITA, then whatever you did to fix it last time
should work again, I would think.
There is a water diverter above the air intake. It's on the passenger
side, just below the wiper blades. You need to remove the cover and see
if a flap at the end was damaged. It makes sure water draining off the
shield runs past the intake, and doesn't drip directly into it.
And to dry, make sure you pull up the carpeting and make sure it's dry
underneath, unless you want your car smelling like a swamp.
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