Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Antifreeze leaking into car.

asked by on

Antifreeze coming in the passenger's side floorboard near glove compartment. The car might need a new heater core or a hose replaced.

A: Your presumption sounds exactly right to me...

Your presumption sounds exactly right to me. The only time that coolant enters the passenger compartment is through the heater core. If you have coolant leaking into your interior it is under no uncertainty that your heater core is leaking. I would recommend getting this replaced as soon as possible to prevent any future engine damage as well as to get your heater functioning properly for the winter months.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car won't crank - 2000 Cadillac Seville

Hi and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. If your accessories and instrument panel does not function when you turn the key to the on position, check the ignition relay and/or the ignition switch as they need to be replaced. If...

Q: How hard is it to switch an nv 4500 transmission from 2 wheel drive to 4 wheel drive in a Chevrolet.

Hi there. There are a couple of ways to convert your transmission from 2WD to 4WD. You could install a transfer case and have a short drive shaft go to it from the transmission. Another was is you will need...

Q: air conditioning is not working.

The Fixed Orifice Tube (FOT) for your vehicle should be the same for a Dodge and Chevrolet. The receiver dryer is molded onto the condenser, however, I recommend replacing the receiver dryer and the condenser as a unit rather than...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...