OK where to begin. In October I noticed the heat was not working and antifreeze/coolant on passenger and also driver side floor. I took it to a mechanic I had success with in the past and was told it was some sort of problem with the heater core. So they had to take the whole dashboard apart to get to the heater core which cost a good amount of labor of course. I was told that they checked out the heater core itself and it was ok, the problem they found was that there was a small leak in one of the small hoses near the heater core. So they replaced it and it seemed fine for a day until the same problems came back, fluid on floor and no heat.
I took it back and they claimed that a hose clamp was not on properly which they took care of at no cost because of the warranty.
So, the car was fine for about 10 days until I noticed a little bit of fluid on both the driver side and passenger floor, in a small area right up near the door on the floor on both sides in the front. The heat and defrost/defogger works intermittently, sometimes good sometimes not. It is not a huge leak right now. I have had to replace a little bit of coolant about once a week, maybe a pint at a time. Im at the point where I don't want to bring the car back to this place since its not too close to me and now I feel that they don't know what they are doing. They insist that they checked it and the heater core itself is ok. My question is from my description, do you have an idea where the leak could be coming from and would I be able to take care of it myself with a moderate skill level. I really don't want to have to take everything apart again. And I prefer not to have to take it back to this poor mechanic. I want to keep this car since Ive had very few problems with it over the years. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance! Dave in NJ
(Again the coolant leak is in a small area on the floor board, right up near the door on both sides. Same spot on both sides.)
have the same problem?
Monday, November 23rd, 2015 AT 2:41 PM