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post #1 of 9 Old 03-31-2013, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Heater core leaking. What should I do?

When I drive my jeep the windows always fog up and seem to get an oily residue on them. Plus when the heat is on there is an odd smell that comes out. I was told that this meant my heater core is leaking.

How important is this/should I go to get this fixed sooner than later?


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post #2 of 9 Old 03-31-2013, 07:41 PM
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Yes get it fixed. The coolant will end up giving you a headache. Anti-Freeze is poisones if drunk. Just get it done.

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It is very important. Get it fixed sooner than later.

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post #4 of 9 Old 03-31-2013, 09:08 PM
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There's two things you can do, replace it or you can bypass it till you get time or money to fix it. If you bypass it you won't have any heat till you fix it though.
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Hmm any idea how much it would cost to have it fixed?

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post #6 of 9 Old 04-01-2013, 10:02 AM
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Call around and get some quotes. Do you think it will be to hard to do it on your own ? Take a look at what it will take to get it out.

If you get me the yr make and model and eng I can get you the time and repair on Mitchell on demand or alldata.

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I'll try calling around to get an idea on the price. Not sure if I could do it myself. Have a feeling I'd figure it out sooner than later if I did it.

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post #8 of 9 Old 04-03-2013, 11:33 AM
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I'll try calling around to get an idea on the price. Not sure if I could do it myself. Have a feeling I'd figure it out sooner than later if I did it.
Email me so I can send you the repair guide, I can't attach it from my phone. It looks like it should take about 4 hours to do.

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post #9 of 9 Old 04-05-2013, 11:50 AM
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Stealer will charge $600 + to do it. Part is like $40 and the rest is labor. Actual job is a PITA...Have to pull entire dash to do it. Have not seen anyone come up with a quicker or easier way to do it.

IMO if you live where it does not really get that cold in winter, by pass it and drive on.

My idea of help from the man above is a sniper on the roof.
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