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coolant smell after startup???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SHAWNSTER, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. SHAWNSTER

    SHAWNSTER 1/2 ton status

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    I just bought a 99 subaru Legacy about 2 weeks ago-runs fine, but yesterday I started smelling coolant after it runs for a few or for a while. What does this mean?? the car does not run hot and no cel or anything out of the ordinary. Thanks for the help
     
  2. Thunder

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    If you smell coolant inside the car you prolly have a heater core leaking. Usually you will smell it before you see any leakage inside the car.
     
  3. SHAWNSTER

    SHAWNSTER 1/2 ton status

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    No, I am not smelling it inside the car, this is coming from the motor itself. You smell it after you turn the car off and get out. The heater core is fine and does not leak, i had that happen on my blazer
     
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    water pump leaking? When my k5's pump started going out, it never left any on the ground but you could smell it.

    ps i know nothing about subarus and what's on them.
     
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    coolant over flow resivoir cap loose? might be a sealed system though so i doulbt it.. lick the insides of you windows and see if they taste sweet.


    ray
     

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