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I have a 1992 lincoln execuitve series. When I start it and run it for a while smoke began to fill the inside of the car, and fogging the windows. A smell of antifreeze is present. I have been told I have "blown the heads gaskets", " I need and intake gaskets", but I have summed it down to a "heater core". Do this make sense please "Help".

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    Rick Byrd May 11, 2010

    absolutely , heat cores are prominent problem in lincolns , ive done my
    share , windshield fogging up with a film and coolant all over the
    passenger floor , and you don't want to know how big of a job that heater core is , rated at 8.5 to 10.5 hours depending on what shop you go to . please don't kill the messenger .i'm not going to call this a solution , no rating required .

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Sounds like the heater core to me. are there any leaks outside the vehicle?

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