My car was suppose to go to the shop this week but the other day I noticed the passenger floor was quite wet. I thought it was from heavy raining that night but couldn't find a leak. I happened to be checking my engine fluids before driving and discovered the radiator was quite low which it never is. I added a quart of water, ran the car to warm it up and the heater control on high to warm inside. Later after running it for quite some time, shutting it off and then returning to it, in order to leave, I noticed the passenger floor and mat is literally standing in water. Apparently the heater core sprung quite the leak!
I have no way to tow the car to a shop and I know that a heater core can be bypassed but I physically can't do that, so I'm wondering--"If I refill my radiator, keep the heater control to off position and heater temp to cold with fan off, can I drive the car or will it leak water out thru the bad core anyway?
Saturday, December 15th, 2012 AT 9:06 AM