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96 sable antifreze smell

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02-14-05, 08:10 AM   #1  
96 sable antifreze smell

I have a 1996 Mercury Sable that I bought new. There is a smell when I put the heat on. There are no obvious leaks visible. Does this sound like the heater core to anyone?

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02-14-05, 08:19 AM   #2  
if you can smel anti freeze in your car and try placing it in defrost mode with the heat on.
if there a sligth fog that means there a leak somewhere



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02-14-05, 06:51 PM   #3  
If the smell is a sickly sweet type, you've probably hit the nail on the head. Can't remember if the heater core is a common failure item on that car or not, but wouldn't be surprised given the long list of other parts on Sable/Taurus with overly short life spans.

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