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Old 02-12-2006, 03:59 PM   #1
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cooling problem (overheating) pool of water

My car was sitting for a month, so the other day I decided to move it all hell broke loose.
I had the car sitting there idling for a bit and i noticed that my temp gauge is all the way to the max. so I turn on the heat inside the car to pull away the hot air form the engine and all of a sudden POOOOOFFFF freakin steam all inside my car.

I shut everything off and let it cool down, I open up the radiator and its empty. so I add some coolant, then some more, then some more. it just kept taking coolant it like there was no tomorrow. then i go to start my car and my Driver side floor is flooded... freakin water everywere (coolant and water)
so I get all that crap off and I notice that the coolant/water is coming out of my heating went (the one for the legs)
WHAT THE ^#&^#$???

Does anybody know whats up with that? how do I fix it? what the problem is?

Please help.


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Old 02-12-2006, 05:31 PM   #2
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Sounds like a popped heater core.

On most cars you have to pull the dash to get at the rad used for interior heat (is inside the dash).

If you need tech diagrams on how, I think I might have them in PDF.

EDIT: Yup... found the factory manual for heater core re/re. Send me a PM with your email addy and I'll send it over. Make sure you can accept a 15MB attachment, or contact me via MSN Messenger.
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