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Old 10-27-06, 07:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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My 1991 Acura Legend coupe may need a new heater core. My mechanic wanted 550 for one! My antifreeze does not seem to be leaking much, I am not over heating, but smoke comes out of my vents and my windows get fogged up. The smell is awful, a sweet almost antifreez-ish smell that makes you choke. Sometimes its not bad at all and other times its real bad. Do I need a heatercore? If so can someone offer me a better price. The best I found so far was $400. Thanks. You can e-mail me at [email protected]
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The price quoted includes installation or is $550 just for the heater core?

To me, this doesn't sound unresonable if it's labor plus the part. The entire dashboard needs to be removed from the car in order to get to the heater core.

Edit.....Oops.....sorry. The above applies to G1 coupes. I think you posted in the wrong forum.
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but smoke comes out of my vents and my windows get fogged up. The smell is awful, a sweet almost antifreez-ish smell that makes you choke.
This happened with my friend's Mercury Sable... EXACT same problem, the smell was so sickly sweet. I can't remember what the problem was, but I don't remember it being a cheap fix.

I'm not sure if the coolant leak is related, though it doesn't sound like it. I'd look into fixing the coolant leak regardless.
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Heater cores are always a big job man...until you decide what to do, you can simply bypass the core by looping the heater hoses (in and out) together...

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Yeah, bad heatercore. I just sold one, but i sold it cheap to a friend. Good luck finding one. www.car-part.com
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