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Really foggy windows

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Really foggy windows

Post by TheOtherside » Fri May 10, 2019 4:07 pm

Not sure why but my windows always fog up in my 98 V70R.

It's almost like it fogs up worse when I have the climate controls turned on.

Any idea why?

I cleaned the inside and outside of the windows too, still does it.

Thanks,
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Re: Really foggy windows

Post by TheOtherside » Fri May 10, 2019 4:54 pm

Also, I smell coolant in the cabin now that om paying attention to it...


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Re: Really foggy windows

Post by crlande » Fri May 10, 2019 4:56 pm

Either the HVAC drain is clogged or the heater core is leaking which sometimes tends to leave a film on window.



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Re: Really foggy windows

Post by TheOtherside » Fri May 10, 2019 5:01 pm

crlande wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 4:56 pm
Either the HVAC drain is clogged or the heater core is leaking which sometimes tends to leave a film on window.
Thank you so much! I'll start looking!


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Re: Really foggy windows

Post by wizechatmgr » Fri May 10, 2019 5:16 pm

When you wipe the windows down is it a bit white and potentially a bit milky? If so, that is most definitely your heater core.

Good luck!


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Re: Really foggy windows

Post by TheOtherside » Fri May 10, 2019 5:18 pm

wizechatmgr wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 5:16 pm
When you wipe the windows down is it a bit white and potentially a bit milky? If so, that is most definitely your heater core.

Good luck!
I'll look! What should I wipe them with? Windex? Should I wipe them down with the climate control on or off?

Thank you guys for the help!!!


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Re: Really foggy windows

Post by tardcart » Fri May 10, 2019 5:27 pm

best to order online a Bahr or volvo heater core. dont source local or allow your mechanic to decide.



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Re: Really foggy windows

Post by RickHaleParker » Fri May 10, 2019 5:31 pm

TheOtherside wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 5:18 pm
I'll look! What should I wipe them with?
A clean dark colored cloth with nothing on it. You are trying to find out what the color of the stuff stuck on the windshield is and nothing more.
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Re: Really foggy windows

Post by TheOtherside » Fri May 10, 2019 9:58 pm

tardcart wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 5:27 pm
best to order online a Bahr or volvo heater core. dont source local or allow your mechanic to decide.
I'll look! Thank you kindly!


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Re: Really foggy windows

Post by Clemens » Sat May 11, 2019 1:06 am

it is an easy DIY job. just be sure to have two large bags under the heater core if you pull it pr you will have quite some water running where it is hard to dry out.


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