Car went out of warranty in December. The only thng that doesn't add up is you don't smell it until you drive for a minute. There are 2 diff manufactures valeo and denso. If you don't hear it, then either the door is jammed or the motor is not operating. You disconnect the steering linkage in that photo in the engine compartment and pull the entire steering column out of the car from the driver seat. If there is anything you cannot find in our catalog please and our knowledgeable customer service team will help you locate the part you need, fast.
I checked the antifreeze level over the past couple months and it seems to be relatively the same, maybe slightly lower ~1cm. This tech article covers the S54 engine thermostat. I may be wrong but I think you need to reference the N52 and M54 motors. To avoid marring the paint and trim, work with a plastic prying tool or wrap a screwdriver tip with masking tape before prying out body or interior items. And I could probably do it in half the time next time around. Dealer is pretty good with customer service, so I could probably take it in again, but since I have taken it in multiple times for the same issue without resolution I was just trying to understand better what could cause a problem like this or if there is something I could do to narrow it down first. Hi, so I went through the process to replace my heater core and took the dash out.
Other symptoms experienced were the water temperature on the dash was fluctuating, so it was solidified that there is possibly a bad thermostat on the vehicle. April 23, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You didn't mention what year and model vehicle you are working on. I do get the smell if I stick my nose inside the blower motor area, however. We also provide inexpensive and guaranteed 3 day, 2 day, and Overnight shipping options, so if you need your Heater Hose - Outlet tomorrow, eEuroparts. Is there any way to tell if what I am smelling is antifreeze or refridgerant? Do you have questions or want to add to the article? I feel like breaking those plastic tabs off. Need to buy parts for this project? One fails less than the other but they always fail.
This information is only a summary. Rear vents and ductwork through the center console have a kind of sweet smell to them almost like cotton candy. So whoever who did the job may have connected something wrong. Also bmws use coolant slowly over time, I wouldn't worry about the level being slightly lower. With this warm air heater, you don't have to worry about the warm air in the car is no enough in the car in winter.
Are you still under warranty? I hope you can give me your opinion about it. I would really doubt your heater core is leaking but it could have been damaged during repairs. But my problem is that my new one Valeo style does not fit all the way in. Following proper coolant service intervals will help to maximize the life of these parts. Do not work on your vehicle if you feel the task is beyond your ability. Can only be used in the 12V car, the way to distinguish 12V and 24V car is how many pieces of battery, 1 is 12V, and 2 are 24V.
Mine does not have the iDrive, so, if you do, there will be a few additional and different steps. Do not remove the expansion tank cap or work on any other part of the cooling system while the engine is hot. After reading on-line, checking 5 times, i still managed to order the wrong heater core. I do smell a similar odor near the top of the radiator sometimes, mainly on the passenger's side but I don't see any evidence of a leak in the radiator or hoses on that side. Complete shipping and return policy information can be found in our.
My e90 330i flows hot air drivers side and cold air on passengers. I would not want to attempt that myself and I'm super-happy that my core replacement was done under warranty. Then you will have a definite answer. I thought maybe heater core, but there is no leak into the passenger side footwell and no steam when the defroster is turned on. You must remove the steering wheel in order to remove the dash from the vehicle. That is the proper and safe way to get it done. Other symptoms of a faulty thermostat are engine overheating, engine slow to warm up and lack of heat.
Hopefully you can work around it. Pressure tests are usually done with the car off and cold. Maintaining the cooling system so that the engine does not overheat is a significant step toward getting engine longevity. If all the doors operate properly, then I would pin it down to a plugged heater core. There is little to no heat coming out of this E46. Figure 11 Use a small pick and remove the sealing O-ring red arrow.
There may be a shortcut, I don't know. I will try to verify that also. The sizes of the nuts and bolts we give may be different from what you have, so be prepared with different size sockets and wrenches. Recycle parts, packaging and fluids when possible. The next logical path of correction was to understand how the heater control valve receives its signal.