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Old 10-11-2009, 11:47 PM
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I have been having water or some sort of fluid pool up on the passengers side floor. I can't tell where it is comming from. Anyone know what this could be and what I can do to stop it? Thanks
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Sounds to me like a heater core leak. I would check to see what your antifreeze level is and if it is low try filling it up and putting some stop leak in it. I had a 1997 jeep wrangler with a leaking heater core. tried the stop leak but didnt work so i had to replace the core. Just let me know if you need anymore info
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replacing the heater core would be better than stop leak IMO.
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^^^ I agree with what everyone else is saying. If the fluid smells "sweet", then it is most likely coolant. Also, check your coolant level. If it is low, it is also a good indicator. To do a heater core however is a huge job. If you are mechanically inclined, go for it, otherwise you may have to bring it into a Dodge dealership.
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Great, I am mechanicly inclined, but haven't done to much with trucks. How much should I be looking at if I have someone do it? Thanks for the help. I am lossing fluid out of radiator. Thanks
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replacing the heater core would be better than stop leak IMO.
My thought exactly. Hopefully you know someone who can do the work at a fair price or are you having to go to the dealership?

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I am mechanically inclined and I have done it myself on a GMC Jimmy before. It is not that hard, but I would get some kind of service manual that can give you a step by step. This project takes time, so it might cost you to have some one do it for you but it is not hard to do yourself.
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Before you replace your heater core. Check your drain line for the air conditioner condenser. That would be my first guess. I'll bet it is plugged up or no longer sticking thru the firewall. If your noticing that your radiator is losing water, you must have a fairly large leak then and it would smell sweet, the windshield would fog over also. If you don't smell anything, its your air conditioner condenser drain line.
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tried the stop leak but didnt work so i had to replace the core.
See, the problem with stop leak is that while it plugs up your leaks, it plugs up everything else too. I guess its an ok short term fix. Very short term.
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See your in (hot , steamy) Texas . Do you use your A/C ? If so , it could be a clogged evaporator drain . When your A/C is on and the drain is not clogged , you see the puddle under your truck , thats from your A/C drain . It could be a bad heater core also . Our trucks were notorious for bad heater cores and also bad evaporators . If it's determined that you have a bad heater core , I would suggest to you , while your there to replace the A/C evaporator also . I have replaced the heater core on my truck twice . One was leaking , the other was defective . Been great for several years , but now my evaporator is leaking . Should of taken my own advice . I'm not a believer in stop leak . It has a tendency to clog up things that shouldn't be clogged up . If you do your heater core , change out your coolant also . Do not reuse it . My coolant was nice and green but there is a test for testing electrolysis . If you have bad coolant it will eat pinholes in your radiator , heater core etc...If I can find my info on the testing procedure I will post it . Anything I can help you with let me know or just ask away .
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