Exhaust smell in defrost

Tiny
JASON29
  • 2001 SUBARU OUTBACK
  • 4 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 21,600,000 MILES

When I turn on my defrost it smells like gas or exhaust, what could cause this?

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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 6:26 PM

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Tiny
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Maybe heater core leaking coolant. Does windshield get fogged?

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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 6:36 PM
Tiny
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No. And it heats great it just smell real bad. Its mainly when I first start it and let it warm up.

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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 7:01 PM
Tiny
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Have to say and exhaut leak or oil on manifold that is being drawn in air intake try putting HVAC in Recirculation mode

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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 7:27 PM
Tiny
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That makes sense. Ill try it.
Thanks again
jason

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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 8:21 PM

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