Mechanics

SWOOSHING NOISE

2009 Honda CRV • 4 cylinder AWD Automatic • 58 miles

This morning while in drive thru my CRV made a swooshing noise and steam came out from under hood and vents. I had the AC on when it happened and immeditaely turned it off and the car was OK. NO warnings or anything so it was not overheating. I thought it was going to die on me at first. When I turned AC back on (when I got home) the air was cold but did not sound the same. I made appt with mechanic but wanted to have some idea of what it could be and how much it will cost. Thanks. Car is a 2009 and has 58K miles.
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Lauralanier
August 23, 2011.




Was there any odor associated with the steam? Sounds like ya sprung a leak of either coolant or freon? But if there was an odor definable it would help. Pretty hard to give a price since the info is sparce. Could be a hose (cheap) or the radiator (expensive) etc. Have you looked under hood yourself to see if anything is obvious?
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Fixitmr
Aug 23, 2011.
There was a smell, kind of a sulphur/burning smell. I have not looked under hood, don't know anything about the stuff under there. I tried AC again and it does not work, car itself seems fine now just no AC.

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Lauralanier
Aug 23, 2011.
Air not working means not cold or not blowing? Probably a 200-800 fix depending on what needs replacing and whether you go dealer or independent/shadetree/freind. You could take it in for estimate and see what it needs. Your geographical area also has an effect on price.

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Fixitmr
Aug 24, 2011.

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