Normal temp but steam in the car

Asked by Jan 01, 2015 at 10:08 PM about the 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I can smell coolant when I turn on the heat in my 2004 Cruiser. It also fogs up the
center of the windshield and if I leave it on, it fogs up all of the windows.The only way
to keep the windows from fogging up is to turn on cold air. They have fogged up when
no one has been in the car for several hours. The car is not overheating. The radiator
is full and there is no leakage inside or on the ground under the car. The reservoir
needs to be completely filled but it isn't empty.Any ideas?

4 Answers

122,535

Sounds like you might have a small leak in your heater core.

1 people found this helpful.
1,385

Likely source is a crack/ leak in the rubber hose leading into the heater itself. More than likely this break is under the dash on the right side of the car. Check under the hood at the center, where the hose goes into the car. Good Luck

1 people found this helpful.
165

Heater core issue.. Pressure test the system, if it doesn't hold 15 psi then you have a leak. with the pressure tester on the car at 15 psi, look for visible leaks on the ground, under the hood and for the heater core, check the duct work under the dash on the passenger side. you may even have a wet carpet on that side. If possible. It could be a simple hoes at the heater core and not the actual core itself.. good luck.

i have 2003 pt cruiser an have heat in side it normal heat ther no leaks or over heating nothing like that i just cant up to wind sheild

Your Answer:

PT Cruiser

Looking for a Used PT Cruiser in your area?

CarGurus has 2,083 nationwide PT Cruiser listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Chrysler PT Cruiser Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    3,020
  • #2
    Gypsy Rose
    Reputation
    1,630
  • #2
    Kelly Little Ashford
    Reputation
    1,630
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle
103 Great Deals out of 7,271 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chrysler Sebring
8 Great Deals out of 2,035 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chrysler 300
310 Great Deals out of 19,112 listings starting at $1,900
Used Honda Civic
366 Great Deals out of 49,151 listings starting at $500
Used Ford Mustang
266 Great Deals out of 37,717 listings starting at $1,350
Used Chrysler Pacifica
162 Great Deals out of 32,352 listings starting at $1,995
Used MINI Cooper
175 Great Deals out of 9,776 listings starting at $1,440
Used Ford Focus
390 Great Deals out of 80,764 listings starting at $1,300
Used Toyota Corolla
614 Great Deals out of 66,450 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Escape
999 Great Deals out of 111,788 listings starting at $1,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.