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1999 Ford F-250 Question: smell antifreeze



, 5.4L V8, Saltville, VA, August 26, 2009, 23:56

have had antifreeze smell since bought truck. Previous owner had heater core replaced thinking that was the problem. Truck had headgasket leak....long story short, new long block, still smell antifreeze. Any thoughts?

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    August 27, 2009, 20:27

    Who is doing the diagnosis for this problem? How about doing an over night pressure check of your cooling system? The coolant has to be leaking from somewhere. If you did a block, the radiator should have been replaced, this is standard procedure. there has to be a hose or junction. maybe the heater core job was poor and this wiped out the motor. I have seen this before. Heater cores are easy to crack when installing them (I have accidentally done it myself ) Do your windows ever fog up, especially with the defroster on? ( heater core leaking symptom ) Good Luck!

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