2005 Kia Sportage Exhaust Smell When the Heater has Been on

Tiny
CINNY
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  • 2005 KIA SPORTAGE
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2005 Kia Sportage 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

Once the car heater has been on for 15 or so minutes a smell starts coming out the vent. It kind of smells like exhaust. (My husband says it smell like burnt gas) I can also smell it if I am not using the heater but it seems to take longer for the smell to start and is much weaker.

I just had the water pump and timing belt replaced towards the end of last year. I am not losing oil, but when I had an oil change, I was told I the valve gasket and trans pan is leaking fluid.

I don't know if that is the case because I don't see any leakage or stain in the drive way.

The car just turned over 100, 00

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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 AT 9:11 PM

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Tiny
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Hi
You maybe smelling antifreeze lealing from heater core. Any weyness on passenger side? Coolant level good? If leak is small maynot have those symptoms. Try Aluminaseal to stop core leak. Valve cover or trans leak would need to be severe and get on exhaust and you would smell outside car.
Hope this helps
Thanks for donate
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Friday, February 19th, 2010 AT 12:38 PM
Tiny
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Actually my car is a 2002, but can you tell me how to get to the heater core?

Thany you
Cindy
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Monday, February 22nd, 2010 AT 9:05 PM
Tiny
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It's a BIG job requires removal of instrument panel see diagram


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/198357_Graphic_362.jpg

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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 AT 9:08 AM

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