what would cause it to have heat but blow steam out vents at the same time

Asked by Jan 18, 2016 at 12:15 PM about the 2001 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr Sport 4WD Crew Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have been having trouble with a leak in my radiator 7 thermostat got stuck, took care of that but now when I go to heat, I have heat but there is also steam that comes out of all vents.  Is it a crack in heating core?

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If you can smell coolant in the vehicle with all windows up, then it's probably a sign of a bad heater core.

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Yep bad heater core.

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thank you, that's what I was thinking but praying it was something else.Not looking forward to taking off the dash.

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You might want to check you tube for videos on this project.

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