2006 Jeep Wrangler smell

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#1

Just purchased a 2006 Jeep Wrangler after Hurricane Irma flooded my past 1998 Jeep Wrangler. New Jeep has the smell of radiator in cockpit?
I wonder if it has a bad heater core/


#2

It could be. Lift up the carpet in the heater core area, notice any dampness? Another possibility, seems more likely for a 2006, is there’s a small coolant leak in the engine compartment, and the odor is making it’s way to the passenger compartment via the under-the-windshield air vents. Be sure to regularly check the coolant level in the radiator in the meantime. Since you just purchased this vehicle, now is a good time to replace the coolant anyway, unless you know for sure it has been recently replaced.


#3

Bring the vehicle to a shop, and ask that they perform a cooling system pressure test.

If there any leaks in the cooling system, the leaks will be found.

Tester


#4

I did not know individual car smells were available. I’ll just stick with the generic “new car” smell. It’s probably better than 2006 Jeep anyways.


#5

Thank you for the info Sir. This is the 8th Jeep I have owned so i plan to go over the system with a fine tooth comb. Kind of think it is one of the heater hoses.
Again thank you.


#6

When having the system tested, be sure to tell them you want the heater core included. Tell them your symptoms.