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Old 11-04-2004, 07:49 PM
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Smoke comeing out of vents

Why is smoke comeing out of my vents when i turn my heater on its makeing my windshield fog up really really bad the car is a 1985 monte carlo 305 carburated sbc

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Old 11-04-2004, 09:47 PM
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heater core has probably crapped out or a heater hose broke...can you smell antifreeze?
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Old 11-04-2004, 09:56 PM
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It's the heater core.................
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Old 11-04-2004, 10:06 PM
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nope, no smelling of antifreez its just smoke comeing out of the vents and the windows smoke up really bad to where i cant see out them...


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Old 11-04-2004, 10:13 PM
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You will start smelling it...........................

Lucky for you, they are easy to change in these cars. You change it under the hood, not under the dash.
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Old 11-04-2004, 10:16 PM
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Alright Thanks alot poncho.. Might you know around about how much a heater core costs??
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Old 11-04-2004, 10:19 PM
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usually about 80 bucks........................I usually take them out 1st. If it is leaking around the inlet pipe, it can be soldered.
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There's a coil resistor on the heater box somewhere before the fan. If you can, try to get in there and make sure you don't have a pile of leaves in the ducting that are smoldering.

If it's smoke and not steam, I'd hate to see your ride go up in flames. Sounds like steam from your description, though, and poncho has you covered.
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Old 11-05-2004, 01:01 PM
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Pressure test it, you will have coolant run out of the heater box.
Fix it before it completely blows out in side the car.

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I also had a very similar problem in my 96 explorer. In my case it was something along the line of the climate control module. Everytime I turned the fan on it blew smoke out the vents. Turned out the module was shorted out. So, everytime I turned the fan on it started fryin again. It could be that, if you have climate control. Jay.
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Yea i already got it fixed it was the heater core but there was some leaves down in them ducts too tho it dont steam or fog up or whatever it was now

it came out to be $21.00 Poncho i wuz hopein it wuz gonna be cheaper than $80 lol

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