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Old 03-25-2008, 11:24 PM
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2000 Durango Antifreeze Leak

I was driving yesterday when I smelled antifreeze. Then I noticed something like smoke or steam coming out of the vents. I stopped at the next service station and bought some antifreeze because I thought I must have run out. I added 3/4 of what I purchased.

This morning I see a lot of antifreeze on the floor. I also see a lot of antifreeze on the passenger side floorboard. I don't know how it ended up inside the cab but I drove the car anyway. After 2 miles the vents give out too much smoke/steam, making it hard to drive. I pulled over. Waited for 45 minutes. Drove back home.

What do I do?
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:27 PM
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New heater core
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Old 03-26-2008, 02:09 AM
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OOOOOO. That sucksss..... I smell the dash coming out soon!!!
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Yep. Definetly sounds like a heater core gone bad.

In the mean time, you can loop the heater hoses and bypass the core so it's still driveable. You just won't have any heat.

Heater hoses go to the firewall just to the drivers side of the intake. Just loop them together anywhere that is convenient.
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Thanks Caulk04:

Yes, indeed. Heating core gone bad and I've bypassed it now. No more antifreeze leak. I don't care much about heat for now since I live in Florida. Drove it for 45 minutes and all is well.

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