So this might be hard to explain so hopefully I don't confuse anyone.
So now that it is cold and everything I have been using my heater
more. The other day when it snowed I of course used it but when I got
home I noticed what I thought was smoke coming from under the hood, so
I went to tell my dad but he said it was steam and that my car was
over heating, he then put coolant in my car. But I don't think that is
what it was unless my thermostat is wrong because according to that my
car was about 208 like it usually is. Well on top of that the next
day I started getting this smoke type smell inside my car and even
when you get out of the car you can still smell it...but when I turned
my heat off the smell pretty much went away. This morning when I got
to work again the smell outside of the car and steam/smoke coming
under the hood. I have no idea what the problem is. Does anyone have
any suggestions or anything? Let me know please. Thanks in advance
for your help
Check the carpet for wetness:
If you feel an oily film on the windshield, and you get a pungent, but sweet
smell in the car, and the floor is wet. You'll need a heater core.
Otherwise, get a mechanic to pressure test the radiator/cooling system with
a pressure tester, and look where the coolant/water mix is leaking from.
I hope this helps.
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