Heater Problem


Asked by Oct 22, 2011 at 08:27 PM about the Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1996 Cutlass Cierra heater smokes around steering wheel dash when heater is turned on. It doesn't smoke when the A/C is turned on. Any help appreciated!

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What does it smell like? Has this car ever been in an accident? Do you see any frayed or exposed wires under the steering column? You need to give a little more detail, but I think that somewhere deep inside the heating system there is a frayed plastic edge, and being a 96, the plastics probably doesn't exactly meet today's standard of "flame retardant". Try gutting out the dash and heating pipes. Please provide a little more information so that I can better answer your question. Good luck. :-)


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