1998 Buick Regal anti freeze fumes in my car

Tiny
REBEL_JACKSON
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  • 1998 BUICK REGAL
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 211,000 MILES
My car just recently started messing up here and there. My car is misfireing. I found out P0205 is the computer code for it. Could changein the plugs and cords fix it. (Or is it easy putting new injectors in, is it exsensive. Or put new "cords?" On it. Kuz they did look wore out. And is that easy to put on and is it exspensive?)

and I think my thermosat is going out. I cant find any coolant leaks when the car sits. Guess it comes out when im driveing. (Low coolant comes on here and there) but it sounds weird when it runs.

the inside of my car smelt like coolant. It was pretty strong.

and when I start my car and put in reverse I here a kinda hittin sound. But its a split second sound. I think its my brakes. Cause when it does that my brakes get real stiff. And at night when I put it in reverse it makes my headlights kinda dim real quick?

CAN ANYBODY HELP ME!
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Monday, May 3rd, 2010 AT 11:45 PM

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Tiny
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The number 5 cylender is missing. Make sure to replace all pluge and check plug wires. As far as the coolant smell, if it is strong in the car, check the passanger side floor to see if it is wet. If it is, check the heater core for leaks.
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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 AT 7:52 AM
Tiny
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I cant reach the back 3 plugs! Its makein me mad. I tried takein the mounts off to lean the motor fowar a tad bit. But I just cant get the plugs! 1 day I opened my door n had a puddle n my passanger floor. I thought it was coke.
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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 AT 2:24 PM
Tiny
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They are a pain. Did you try to get to them from under the car? When I do them, I have the car on a rack and can access them from the underside. I don't know if you have access to a rack to lift the car, but that is the easiest way. If you don't do you have jack stands so you can safely lift the car?

As far as the smell, it sounds like the heater core.

Let me know how you make out with this. Don't get mad, it just makes things worse. I've had too many bloody knuckles from getting mad.

Take care and let me know.

Joe
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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 AT 11:05 PM
Tiny
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Ha. Thanks dude. I think im just gonna go pay 4 them the last 3 plugs in. Ive been tryin 4 2 days. I tried takein the motor mounts off n leanin the motor foward. But I think I ethier mismatched the wirein or broke the lower motor mount.
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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 AT 11:51 PM
Tiny
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Let me know how it goes for you.

Joe
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Thursday, May 6th, 2010 AT 7:22 AM
Tiny
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Firein coil 6-2 was messed up. Got a new 1. FIXED that problem. Now all I need is a new injector 4 cyl-5/ heater core/ thermostat/
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Thursday, May 6th, 2010 AT 1:23 PM
Tiny
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One down. Glad you got that fixed. I will warn you, however, the heater core is a pain.

Let me know if you run into trouble or have questions.

Joe
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Thursday, May 6th, 2010 AT 1:39 PM

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