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Old 04-17-2012, 12:39 AM
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Antifreeze smell

Hello everyone. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.My truck is a 2011 6.7 F-350 she has 23000 miles on her and I just noticed a smell of antifreeze coming into the windows when she is warm,it seems to happen when I apply the brakes or make a turn. I checked under the hood and under the truck and there is no leakage not even on the driveway. could it be a bad degas bottle cap? Thanks
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I cant Believe this hasn't happened to anyone
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I cant Believe this hasn't happened to anyone
I have smelt it too I just dont know where its coming from I guess when it gets worse Ill be able to find it. Maybe it is the cap.
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Just had my truck in for the same issue. The first time it was in they replaced the water hose going to the water pump.... then it started it again. Just picked it up on friday and the mechanic said it was the water pump. He said it was spitting a little coolant out of the hole on the pump but wasnt enough to see or smell all the time. They replaced the water pump. We will see if that was the fix.
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I have always had the scent of anti freeze...the manual states if you replace over a qt a month to contact the dealer. My first year I used a gallon maybe. I have tuned it now and watch real close, I have the smell, no obvious sign of where it might be from. Am watching closely now as warranty is expired, and the truck is augmented tune wise with a lil nip tuck on the emissions.
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thanks for the reply Big red Stroker
I have come to that conclusion also, after reading some posts of water pump replacements with the job 1 motor. it smells like burnt antifreeze.I will call Monday for an appointment. thanks again for your reply.
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I have always had the scent of anti freeze...the manual states if you replace over a qt a month to contact the dealer. My first year I used a gallon maybe. I have tuned it now and watch real close, I have the smell, no obvious sign of where it might be from. Am watching closely now as warranty is expired, and the truck is augmented tune wise with a lil nip tuck on the emissions.
The strangest thing is that the antifreeze level is always the same. there is no sign of leakage on the ground under the truck. which makes me beleive its not a big leak. you can only smell it when the windows are open.or when you open the hood.is there a TSB out on this regaurding the water pump?
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:21 AM
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this morning I pulled my truck onto concrete (usually park in grass..) and found antifreeze dripping fron the drivers side rear of the engine, there is a module (attached toi lower part of engine, looks like cooler for???) with a rubber hose that had antifreeze dripping around the hose clamp. Took the kids to school, stopped, left idling now no dripping, heat has evaporated the coolant. Mechanic cannot find anything.

What coolant 'passageways' are at the upper rear/drivers side area of the motor? I can see traces from above, whatever may be leaking apppears to seal when warmed up. Head/Block area is clean... hmmmm... ideas?

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thanks for the reply Big red Stroker
I have come to that conclusion also, after reading some posts of water pump replacements with the job 1 motor. it smells like burnt antifreeze.I will call Monday for an appointment. thanks again for your reply.
the truck is in the dealer today. Just waiting for the to call with there conclusion. Will keep you posted.
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