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Old 09-23-2001, 10:48 PM
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Antifreeze smell inside cabin

I recently started smelling antifreeze inside the car. What would cause it and Benzmac how much do you charge to fix it? About 2 weeks ago I washed the car and when I turned a corner what I thought was water came out from under the passengers' side of the dashboard into the right footwell. It did not smell like antifreeze so I thought it was water from washing the car which had some how got into the car

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Old 09-23-2001, 11:03 PM
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Sounds like the heater core is leaking or a hose connected to the heater core. The heater core is located in the climate control plenum/ducking - the exact location depends on the model MB you own. A shop manual will provide info about where to look.

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Old 09-24-2001, 01:46 AM
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. . evaporator leak!

Most likely you have an evaporator leak. Don't know what the car is, but here's a pic from an S500. Ain't pretty! And it's a 23 hour job!

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Old 10-01-2001, 01:45 AM
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My money is on a bad heater core .
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