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brianc
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11/26/2009
09:55:01

Subject: moisture/leak issues
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Just wondering if anyone had an issue with a constant wet spot under the drivers side floor mats. Im thinking it's obviously a leak from from somewhere but cant trace it. Doesn't smell or taste of anything and doesn't have a color. Im pretty sure it's just water. Any suggestions or help would be well appreciated. Thanks guys



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11/26/2009
15:10:53

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"Doesn't smell or taste of anything"

You mean you tasted it ????????

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durk
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11/27/2009
15:41:35

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It's your heatercore. The leak you are seeing is antifreeze. Your heater core is behind the dash inside the heater/ac housing. I just replaced mine this last weekend and it is a very involved project, you will have to prepare a couple of full days to get it done. You have to remove the entire dash, and no, there are no short cuts. If you have any questions about doing it feel free to email me.



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11/27/2009
15:44:50

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Also, you could try some radiator stop leak fluid, it did work in mine for about a month, but mine got so bad I had to just replace the heatercore.



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11/28/2009
07:13:29

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Since coolant has a sweet smell and the heater core is on the opposite side of the truck - I'd suspect the moisture is getting in from outside.

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brianc
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11/28/2009
11:27:45

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sorry, not an antifreeze leak...no odor or color, like kowalski mentioned you can ussually smeel the distinct odor of antifreeze. This morning I started working to fix it, just pulled up the carpet a bit and vacummend all the water/moisture out and set up a small plug in heater to dry the whole area...once dried I will run a hose on top of the truck to find where the leak is, maybe make a drainhole if needed, then apply a sealant and heat to dry again. Wish me luck...



brianc
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11/28/2009
11:38:55

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I think I jumped the gun on the purchase of this truck. I'm pretty sure it was in a collision of some sort before it was resold...had numerous leaking issues (fixed now), drivers side door is slightly off line whne closed (seen with a good eye), front corner panel seems it's been replaced (you can tell by the paint with a good eye). A body repair shop owner mentioned a past collision or rebuild can be avoided showing up on a carfax report. I'm not hating the truck...just letting you all know to be aware. It's an '06' Dakota quad cab 4wd with the 4.7 and the Laramie package...20,000 miles new for 17,500.00 when I bought it, so you can see why it's hard to hate it.



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11/28/2009
11:59:15

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Sorry, didn't pay attention to the part where you said it didn't smell or anything. Not sure what year your truck is Kowalski or what motor or if that makes a difference, but you said the heater core is on the opposite side (passenger side), I have a 99 and it is just left of the center, (I know, as I just replaced it) however it leaked on both sides as it was running out of the heater/ac housing unit.



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