EXHAUST SMELL IN DEFROST

2001 Subaru Outback

Tiny

jason29

December, 6, 2010 AT 6:26 PM

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

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Docfixit

December, 6, 2010 AT 6:36 PM

Maybe heater core leaking coolant. Does windshield get fogged?

Tiny

jason29

December, 6, 2010 AT 7:01 PM

No. And it heats great it just smell real bad. Its mainly when I first start it and let it warm up.

Tiny

Docfixit

December, 6, 2010 AT 7:27 PM

Have to say and exhaut leak or oil on manifold that is being drawn in air intake try putting HVAC in Recirculation mode

Tiny

jason29

December, 6, 2010 AT 8:21 PM

That makes sense. Ill try it.
Thanks again
jason

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