antifreeze leak, no heat

Asked by Sep 02, 2010 at 03:42 PM about the 1998 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a  98 dogde  ram 1500 v6 n  have antifreeze leak coming from the blower box inside the cab n vapor coming from the ac vent  

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Your heater core needs to be replaced because it is leaking coolant out of it. The heater core is a radiator that brings in hot coolant so the heater fan can blow heated air at you. When the core is leaking it is not properly circulating hot coolant through it, so that coolant is cooler and thus you have no heat. It will not get better or fix itself, you need to get a new heater core, have the dashboard (different for each vehicle) taken apart at least partially, and replaced. Then you need to have your coolant either flushed or at least topped off and bled (to remove air bubbles). Sounds like a pain in the ass? It usually is. Any questions, just ask, and good luck!

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