1993 Pontiac Bonneville heater

Tiny
VALERIE RUUD
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  • 1993 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 77,000 MILES
When I turn on my car heater, after it heats up I smell a burnt smell
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Wednesday, January 16th, 2008 AT 8:44 PM

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Tiny
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Does your dash fog up? Do you see steam at all? You could have a heater core that is starting to leak. Feedback is greatly appreciated
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Wednesday, January 16th, 2008 AT 8:50 PM
Tiny
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No fog, no steam, judt burnt smell seems to be on the drivers side when I checked under the hood
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Wednesday, January 16th, 2008 AT 8:58 PM
Tiny
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Well if your valve cover gasket is leaking oil. It would drip on the exhaust and the fumes could be picked up from the heater intake. This is a hard one to diagnose without really seeing the car. Id look for signs of oil or antifreeze on the exhaust. If antifreeze is leaking it usually leaves a white trail from where it is leaking to the ground. Check that out. Check back with us.
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Wednesday, January 16th, 2008 AT 9:03 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for your advise mastertechtim, took car to my mechanic, along with a print out of your advice, he was so impressed with this new technolgy he is looking into getting a computer, he is about 70 yrs old.I did have oil on one part of the car, bad oil change, he cleaned it off, and advise me to use stop leak if I had a small leak somewhere, which I did no more burnt smell. You folks are fantastic, can I make a donation threw the mail.I am telling everyone I see about this web site, and thats alot of folks, being I work at a truck stop. Be safe and thanks for your help I appreciate it.
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Thursday, January 17th, 2008 AT 4:33 PM
Tiny
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I appreciate your feedback. Tim
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Thursday, January 17th, 2008 AT 5:00 PM

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