2001 Sportage engine smells and compartment feels hot

07-12-2007, 01:40 PM
While driving the engine has a smell as if something is burning. and inside the compartment feels as it heat is blowing on my legs.

Also, one of my back windows just dropped and won't go back up

07-16-2007, 12:08 PM
IF there are no indications like high temperature needle, steaming, or engine codes, maybe a blown heater core would be an explanation, and the smell would be engine coolant.
ABout heat on your feet, what is the setting of the heater?...of course, "HEAT" will dump air on your feet, but with the temperature setting st COLD, it should not be that warm. Try "vent" to see if the air through upper vents comes warm also. NOtice the temperature setting is a cable and if broken or loose, it can let the diverter flap in the WARM position even if the vlever is moved.
IF you use DEF and you have a blown heater core, then eventually you will have a sticky film deposit on the inside of the windshield.
So.....if you have other details, just come back.

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