The heater core under the right side of the dashboard may leak engine coolant which can puddle on the passenger front floor. The loss of coolant may cause an engine overheating condition. Our technicians tell us that removal of the dash board is necessary to replace the heater on these vehicles.
Coolant Leak From Heater Core on GMC Sonoma
Average mileage: 139,436 (78,000–196,000)
19 people reported this problem
6 people shared problem details
Replaced heater core - 5 hours and 100000 screws later the heater core is replaced and my fingers are bleeding engine coolant.
1992 GMC Sonoma160,000Visitor
Fluid leaking from under dash Pulled the dash half out
1996 GMC Sonoma148,000Visitor
heater wasn't working so disconnected it for a while. after reconnected, leaked massive amounts of fluid (about 1/2" on passenger floor) so disconnected it again. need to pull dash and fix as it's winter and no heat is no fun.
1998 GMC Sonoma78,000Visitor
heater core leak in duct work spaying on windshield when blower engaged, leaking heater core replaced.
1991 GMC SonomaVisitor
coolant leaked onto passenger side floorboard.. estimate was $350-400. had to take apart dashboard
1991 GMC Sonoma155,000Visitor
I have to check coolant daily. The windshield has a permanent foggy, moist appearance. I am waiting for the weekend to fix it. It's Wednesday today.
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