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2000 Ford Focus is giving off fumes thru the air vents. Fumes now leaving film on windows. Some vents close shut when air is turned up. Am able to place hand over muffler rather easily and the car stalls. Does that have anything to do with the compressor?

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No that our radiator in the dash (heater core ) thats leaking prestone the fume you got in the window is evaporating prestone you have to get the heater core replace because you gonna run out of prestone(coolantfor the engine) and the engine will overheat and with all the fume you wont see were our going pierre

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