i HAVE A 1998 CHEVROLET MALIBU 3.1 V6 AND I KEEP SMELLING ANTIFREEZE BUT I AM NOT LOSING ANY, MY TEMP DOESN'T RUN HOT, AND I HAVE NO FLUID IN FLOORBOARD OR LEAKING, AND MY FANS ARE COMING ON. CAN YOU HELP WITH WHAT MIGHT BE POSSIBLE PROBLEMS? THE SMELL IS STRONG INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF CAR

Asked by Oct 13, 2016 at 02:00 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i HAVE A 1998 CHEVROLET MALIBU 3.1 V6 AND I KEEP SMELLING
ANTIFREEZE BUT I AM NOT LOSING ANY, MY TEMP DOESN'T RUN
HOT, AND I HAVE NO FLUID IN FLOORBOARD OR LEAKING, AND MY
FANS ARE COMING ON. CAN YOU HELP WITH WHAT MIGHT BE
POSSIBLE PROBLEMS? THE SMELL IS STRONG INSIDE AND OUTSIDE
OF CAR. MY COOLANT LEVEL LIGHT DOES FLICKER ON AND OFF AT
TIMES BUT LEVEL IS GOOD.

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You have a leak it may be very small and dosent take much to create a smell, its a matter of time toll you find it or see it. Check to see if you have any white smoke coming out of your tail pipe...

My radiator return lines were original and had never been replaced. That took care of my similar issue.

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