ANTIFREEZE ODOR IN CAB OF TRUCK WHEN MOTOR WORKS HARD

1998 Ford F-150

Tiny

mcsam21

October, 21, 2013 AT 5:30 AM

I get a strong odor that smells like antifreeze when I accelerate the motor to pass other cars or to go up hills. And sometimes I get a form of what looks like steam coming out of the defroster vents in the dash.

3 Answers

Tiny

Jacobandnickolas

October, 21, 2013 AT 5:30 AM

It sounds like you have a bad heater core. Check that first.

Tiny

mcsam21

October, 21, 2013 AT 11:00 AM

But the heater seams to be working fine. The odor comes when the AC is on, or when the heater is on, or when both are off. It happens when I accelerate then back off the accelerator, like when going up hills or passing cars.

Tiny

Jacobandnickolas

October, 21, 2013 AT 5:53 PM

You could be getting heat, but based on your description, it sounds like a bad heater core.

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