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Old 11-08-2009, 06:00 PM   #1
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Antifreeze

Went to Detroit over the weekend and on the way back I thought I could smell a wiff of antifreeze. Got home and the passenger floor mat was wet also up aroung the front edge of the console. It appears to be antifreeze due to the smell and feel. Has anybody else had this issue? It will be off to the dealer in the morning.
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Old 11-08-2009, 10:48 PM   #2
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Sounds like your heater core has a leak.
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Old 11-08-2009, 10:52 PM   #3
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check the core hoses engine side of the firewall. bad clamp?
warranty either way.
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:13 AM   #4
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:20 AM   #5
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Wow, man....that's HORRIBLE. First time I've heard of this.
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Old 11-12-2009, 11:01 AM   #6
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Got the car to the dealer Tuesday. It is the heater core. I hope nobody else has this issue. I talked to them yesterday to find out what they found and he said he never wants to do another heater core repair in a Camaro again...LOL. He said they have to pull the dash completely as well as removing the windshield to access some bolts. He is pulling the carpet and seats today to see if they can get the antifreeze out of them. If not, they are replacing the carpet. On a side note, the parts were available in Lansing Michigan
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Old 11-12-2009, 11:28 AM   #7
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dammit. This is how my wifes audi heater core is . behind the dash. 800-1000 labor. Not looking forward to that 10-20 years down the road!
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Old 11-12-2009, 11:35 PM   #8
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Hmm - wonder if I can get mine replaced before warranty runs out - course I think it would be fraud if I caused the leak
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:23 PM   #9
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Antifreeze coming out of top vents when fan is on over halfway

i just was bummed out...coolant coming out of top vent and blew all over me and interior. radio has been saturated. taking it to dealer in am. Sending it to Henderson Chevrolet in Henderson, near Las Vegas. Just 5494 on odo. vin 120551
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:25 PM   #10
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anybody know what damage to interior stuff?? steering wheel is sticky. seats are spotted. coolant in carpet also.
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:36 AM   #11
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i just was bummed out...coolant coming out of top vent and blew all over me and interior. radio has been saturated. taking it to dealer in am. Sending it to Henderson Chevrolet in Henderson, near Las Vegas. Just 5494 on odo. vin 120551

Oooooo Man. Big time bummer. Let us know how it goes.
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:13 PM   #12
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Sounds like replacing the heater core in a new Camaro is as bad as replacing one in the old Fox-body Mustangs...
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:17 PM   #13
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Yep. They ended up breaking the windshield removing it in mine and had to replace it too. The leak wasnt a weld or anything it was a pin hole right on the tube. I will assume it was a supplier defect and a few more may pop up in the next year.
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:26 PM   #14
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took it into kingman az

to findlay chevrolet. it turns out that they have replaced one other heater core in a 2ss. although a new problem...my car is not new!!! gmc dealer in bullhead city az was my dealer. they got the car from a honda lot. not chevy like they said. i'm hot!!! they offered to buy it back or move me to 2ss black with silver stripes. or trick out mine. i really dont know what will happen. i did not find this out until i used on star for the first time. they let me know what was up.
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:48 PM   #15
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I would be ticked!!!!!!!!!!! Mine had 7000 miles on it when the heater core let loose
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:09 AM   #16
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any way of checking this ?
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:28 PM   #17
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Electrolysis is what causes these pin holes, if it was a manufacturer defect I would think it would have leaked from the start. I would make sure that the cause of the electrolysis is fixed or there will be repeat failures.
Testing for Cooling System Electrolysis

A voltmeter capable of reading both AC and DC currents is required to test cooling systems. The meter needs to read zero to the maximum voltage of the system being tested in tenths of a volt. The meter leads must be long enough to reach between the coolant and the ground side of the battery. An ohm function of a voltmeter is very helpful to pinpoint areas of resistance in as electrical system that will cause an electrical current to ground through the coolant rather than the engineered electrical circuit.


1. Attach the proper meter lead to the ground side of the battery, negative-to-negative or positive-to-positive.

2. Install the second lead in the coolant touching the coolant only.

3. Read the DC and AC voltage with all systems off. If a block heater is present, also take a reading with the heater turned on. If an automatic battery charger is present, as a standby system, also take a reading with this system running.

4. Read the DC and AC voltage with the electrical starter engaged.

5. Read the DC and the AC voltage with the engine running and all systems turned on: lights, coolers, fans, heaters, air conditioning, cell phone, two-way radio, including the phone and radio on both standby and transmit.

6. The above procedure will test a complete system except for an electrical current, which can be generated by the rear end transmission. This is particularly true with air bag suspensions, rubber pad suspensions and rubber-mounted transmissions. Any current generated will travel up to the drive shaft to ground through the engine coolant. Grounding rear ends and transmissions is strongly recommended.

7. Voltage of zero to .3 is normal in a coolant of cast iron engine. Such an engine will be destroyed with time by .5 volts, and engine manufactures are reporting .15 volts will destroy an aluminum engine.

8. The current will be AC if the problem is due to static electricity.

9. If the coolant shows an electrical problem with all the equipment turned on; turn off one system at a time until you finally turn off the system that stops the electrical current. When the current stops, this will indicate the electrical system causing the problem.

10. Be partially careful of starters. They can cause as much damage to a cooling system as a direct connection to an arc welder. This is due to the amperage present.

Always change the coolant if a current is detected. The electrical current will destroy the protecting chemicals in a properly inhibited coolant.
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