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My 1990 vw jetta began to put out smoke through the vents with a smell of antifreezz,, what could it be?

I was driving in-town when i began to see smoke comming out of the vent area with a antifreezz smell. i turned on the heater and lowered the windows to get ridd of the smoke. later that knight it did it again and fogged my winshield and wouldnt go away.. what could this be??

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