Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 16:13:37 GMT
From: "Bill Jackson" <wjacksonnopsamesterdotrr.com>
Subject: Re: Leakage from the heating system


I'll second that it's a real bummer to replace the heater core OR the fan for that matter If this is coolant (sweet smell of anti-freeze) that's your likely suspect. If not, if it's rainwater, the basin that collects water and allows for fresh air to come in (right in the middle of the firewall, under the hood) can collect leaves, etc. Then it fills up with water and finally overflows into the passenger compartment. Check this out before you go tearing lots of stuff apart. "Grunff" <grunffnopsam.com> wrote in message news:b0eoga$ndmki$1nopsam52899.news.dfncis.de... > S-E Jonasson wrote: > > > Saab 9000i 1990. Simple heating system. > > There is a leakage from the heating system and water > > comes out under the instrument panel inside the car. > > I have not yet localized from where it comes, but > > probably from the main unit i the middle, to which > > the control lever for temperature is leading. > > I have removed a lot but want some tip before I go > > further. What are the plausible reason for > > the leakage. > > Is there somebody that have an opionion? > > If you're sure that you're leaking coolant (not rain water), > then it's got to be the heater core. This is accessed *not* from > inside the car, but from the engine bay. The heater core if > fitted between the inner and outer bulkheads. Replacing it is a > real b!tch - budget on at least a full day for the first time > you do it. > > -- > Grunff >

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