Why does my car smell like antifreeze when I run heat?
I filled up the antifreeze and it dropped maybe one-half inch. There is NO residue on the windshield or windows, and no leaking antifreeze through the floor heating vents. And the thermostat appears to be working fine. But the engine smells like burning antifreeze if I use the heat but there is no overheating or leakage of antifreeze…
How can I tell if my car is leaking coolant?
It drains out the coolant very quickly and there is likely to be a puddle of coolant under the vehicle, so the problem is easy to spot. You will be able to find the leak just by observing the radiator and the hose. Coolant external leak.
Where does the coolant go in a car?
Coolant is a fluid that helps the engine to maintain its optimal temperature. The liquid has to be a 50/50 mix of water and ethylene glycol. It travels from the engine to radiator through a special hose.
Is there antifreeze on top of the radiator?
Yes, there is a small amount of antifreeze right on top of the radiator, but not leaking out. It appears to be coming out of the fan area. “Yes, there is a small amount of antifreeze right on top of the radiator, but not leaking out.
Why does my car heater smell like antifreeze?
The heater core of your vehicle contains an antifreeze and water mixture, and it uses this mixture to regulate the temperature of the air inside your car. If the heater core of your vehicle is leaking antifreeze, that can cause a fairly intense smell inside your car. Replacing a broken pipe or hose is often quite…
Why does my Kia Sedona smell like steam?
Overheating, no heat, smell coolant, lots of steam. Kia Sedona. Drove van to work twice and smelled slight coolant smell. Kept an eye on temp and ran normally. (9 mile drive). Drove van back home and coolant smell was a little stronger and saw some steam coming out from under the hood, not a lot, and temp was still normal.
Why does my car have a pungent smell?
Sometimes, a pipe or hose running to or from your radiator might spring a leak. As coolant drips out, it could hit a hot part of your engine, begin to evaporate, and create a pungent odor that you’ll be able to detect.
What was the temp in my van when I went to the store?
Drove van back home and coolant smell was a little stronger and saw some steam coming out from under the hood, not a lot, and temp was still normal. Went to go to the store 2 hours later and went .6 miles and stopped at red light and noticed van started running warmer than normal (just barely above 1/2 way mark).