See my profile,
I repair MINE, family and friends' vehicles.I have a pretty good success rate, and a lot of the time, I do a lot of investigation, on these newer rigs, to mess with them, (Hence, EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE CJs!)
Dependent on the severity of a heater core leak, sorta lets you see (or Not!) The antifreeze, might just be a fine, microscopic spray right now!
Usually if it does show up, its under the vehicle, dripping from the A/C Drain.
Ideas you can try:
Best scenario is to fix it, SEE a CHILTON or HAYNES REPAIR MANUAL for steps---tools. THE DEALER IS NOT THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN!
THE GET BY FOR A WHILE SCENARIO IS: Hit Autozone, Advance Auto, or OTHER. Get STOP-LEAK (I have found that the "GlitterType" or the "BARS" (looks like Black Molasses, with lots of Capsules in it [sorta hard to see, in the container]. Works well on issues I have had)
Another source for info, is hit a smaller (Ma and Pop Type ) Auto Salvage Yard. Trust me. They know who does GOOD, INEXPENSIVE WORK (ask them who they would send their own Mama to for a repair!). And who to AVOID!
Friday, October 29th, 2010 AT 8:21 AM