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There is coolant leaking out of a rubber elbow next to the HVAC lines. What does that mean? Coming out the pass side fire wall.
 

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Not necessarily. You can pull up the pass side carpet to see. But if not, it likely will. Then a lot more problems as AF does not dry out of the padding very well = lasting smell.
 

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Not when you are lucky .

The evaporator and heater core are in close proximity.
Your coolant is dripping into the tray designed to catch and drain the condensation from the evaporator.

The only thing inside the car with coolant in it is the heater core.

No hoses, or serviceable joints.

In a 94-96 B body, coolant from there can be nothing else
 

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Depends. Until you tear into it, could be just a hose connection, hose, or the coil ends, which still means the whole coil. It looks like AZ wants $55-95 for one. Plenty of U-tubes to take the job from a difficult time-consuming trauma, - to just a simple time-consuming nuisance.


But you got to admit this is much more interesting than just changing a bunch of interior bulbs to LED right? (other thread lol) I mentioned before you traded up and scored nice v. your prior Marauder. You just might want to eyeball any number of things that could actually be in worse condition from "too few" miles as opposed to the opposite (seals, gaskets, hoses, belts....)
 

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Are you sure it is coolant? If water only, it is normal drip from the AC and not a concern.
 

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It was coolant... just replaced the the heater core. All good, thank you gentlemen. I’m looking forward to more conversations with you guys. Cheers 🍻
 

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I know you already replaced the heater core but FWIW I had the same issue and used k-seal to fix it. No leaks in over 6 months. Eventually I will replace my heater core but for a quick fix k-seal is great and supposedly is a permanent fix. A friend of mine had a similar issue in his 4-runner and successfully used k-seal tot fix his leak too. I have since drained most of my coolant (minus the block) when changing my opti and water pump and still no leak in the heater core after 2000 miles on the new opti. I'm sure someone will have a contrary experience to mine but I just wanted to share my experience.
 
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