Q: Coolant and smoke smell in vents

asked by on February 19, 2016

I was driving, and it smelled like coolant and heavy smoke was coming through the vents.

Hello! It sounds as if your vehicle may have burst a coolant line, and/or overheated. I suggest pressure testing the cooling system to help identify the leak. Being that the smoke was coming through the vents, it is likely that you have a leaking heater core. I suggest having a certified mechanic come out to your vehicle’s location to inspect the coolant leak, and suggest the best path to repair.

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