Antifreeze smell

Tiny
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  • 1996 CHEVROLET ASTRO
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 242,389 MILES

What causes the smell of antifreeze after all hoses have been changed and no aparent leakage?

1996 chevy astro van with rear ac not heat

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Thursday, December 30th, 2010 AT 8:04 PM

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Tiny
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A leak you still have somewhere will cause the smell of antifreeze can you smell it inside or outside the van.

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Thursday, December 30th, 2010 AT 8:12 PM
Tiny
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The smell is inside when you accelerate it is stronger and there is no sign of any leakage at all is not loosing fluid.

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Thursday, December 30th, 2010 AT 8:26 PM
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If you can smell it theres a leak. Pressure test the system and look under pass side door or pass floor, might have a bad heater core. P.S check all your clamps again.

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Friday, December 31st, 2010 AT 1:51 AM
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Yeah if you can smell it inside I suspect the heater core it could be just starting to leak slowly. You can rent a coolant pressure tester from auto zone auto part's to pressure test the system.

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Friday, December 31st, 2010 AT 1:55 AM

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