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Posted 27 November 2005 - 11:26 AM
i guess what i'm worried about is i don't understand the drive system on teh subaru's. is it like a truck where things are all gear driven?or is there clutch plates and stuff in the differentials?
i hope it's not more. thanks for any help you can give!
Posted 27 November 2005 - 12:14 PM
If it smells like its coming from the heater vents, it might be a heater core, if it smells anything like syrup thats what it is.
It could also be a blown out CV boot on the passenger side, flinging grease on the passenger side Cat Converter.
Posted 27 November 2005 - 12:23 PM
check cv boots, if they are broke grease gets on the exhaust. no big deal, they won't fail anytime soon. i've gone 50,000+ miles on broken front boots.
keep your eye on the temp gauge and coolant level. easiest way to notice coolant loss is by frequently checking the level. if it's going down, it's loosing coolant. do not let the car overheat if you want to keep that motor running.
exhaust leaks can definitely create smell in the cabin, so that could be the culprit as well. since you have a known leak, i'd address that first and move on from there.
Posted 27 November 2005 - 03:42 PM
If you think its a fluid leak, next time you park the car, slide a clean peice of cardboard under the car, and let it sit overnight, then check it out. To keep the gasses from leaking into the cabin, put the heater on recirculate, which will work for heat, but not for the defrosters as it will override your selection. You can see the CV boots from under the hood.
Posted 27 November 2005 - 11:25 PM
Posted 27 November 2005 - 11:40 PM
when the defroster is on it pulls in fresh air no matter what you have the climate control set at. The ac alwyas comes on with defroster, unless its really cold outside. Keep looking, as the failure mode for the ac clutch is it wiether seizes or stops working.
i still say you have a fluid leak.
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