Engine Cooling problem
2000 Chevy Silverado V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 165000 miles
I recently replaced the water pump (it was leaking), I also replaced the air compressor (I now have cold air), and then the current problem started, I first noticed leaking water, it looked like it was coming from the condenser attached to the firewall, (just underneath from drain) I was told that this was my heater core leaking, I also noticed vapors coming through the vents with a strong antifreeze smell. I " asked the experts" online and he just sent me the semantics on how to replace my heater core and take out and replace the dash ($15.00), this took two days, In orderfor me to get the heater core in, I had to disconnect the tubes and then re-crimped them (I don't know if that is how you are suppose to do it or not, but that’s all I could come up with), Presently. My unit only blows air out of the defroster area (I hope I can retrace my steps and find that problem), but I still have the same problem as before, excessive amount of water leaking out of drain hole and also into floor board passenger side area and vapors out of defroster (fogging up window). NOTE: I did not replace the condenser along with the compressor and it was not leaking prior to that process! Chould it be leaking because I disconected and re-crimped the tubes (no way to see up in there without dismantling again), or is it in my Air Conditioning system? Short of having real mechanic fix it all, what do I need to do to fix this mess?
Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 AT 11:12 AM