1998 cavalier leak


  #1  
Old 08-20-08, 04:37 AM
F
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: ottawa valley
Posts: 1
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
1998 cavalier leak

i have a 1998 cavalier which i have a leak of water and coolant, i have replaced the thermostat and the water pump i now have a sweet odor in my car what else may be the problem and how do i fix this.
 
  #2  
Old 08-20-08, 05:11 AM
the_tow_guy's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: SW Fla USA
Posts: 12,278
Received 262 Upvotes on 213 Posts
If you're smelling it inside the car, good chance you have a leaking heater core; nasty job to replace. You can try bypassing it under the hood to see if there's any change.
 
  #3  
Old 08-23-08, 10:36 AM
M
Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 552
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Its probably just the old coolant that was spilled during replacment of the parts. The fresh air intake duct for the heater/ac is located on the outside under the passenger side windshield. The smell is probably just getting sucked in through there. I just replaced a valve cover gasket on one of these, the oil burning smell was getting sucked inside the car through this duct. Take the hose and rinse the area clean where any coolant could have spilled. Spray some cologne or something in the area of the fresh air intake to get rid of the smell. Now, if your floor is wet, then yes, I would say its a heater core taking a crap.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: