Re: Need help 2003 JGCL
I'm not an expert, but this almost sounds like multiple un-related issues.
1. If you have leak and you're driving with the heat on, your radiator fan could blow leaking coolant pretty much anywhere, including the firewall and cowl area where your jeep takes in air for the heating system...making it smell like coolant.
2. You could have a leaky heater core which is no fun to replace. It lives behind your glove box and requires dash disassembly. Cheap part, expensive labor.
3. If you park it after a drive and the puddle is up front near the grille, put a pan under it, take a flashlight, and watch for leaks around the upper and lower radiator hoses, the drain valve (lower driver's side of radiator facing driver), and your heater hoses, along with the water pump. It's got to be coming from somewhere. If it's none of those things and it's coming from up front, it's probably a cracked radiator. You'll need a good light and some patience looking around. If you can't a shop certainly can pressure test it and locate the leak.
Lastly...as for heat not coming from the dash vents, these GC's are known for blend door issues, where the doors inside the ductwork fail, blocking air flow. Google search and search here for "blend doors". You'll find TONS of info.
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