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Heater problems ford galaxy.

I have a 1998 galaxy ghia tdi,smoke comes out of demisters car keeps getting steamed up seems to put a film on screens loosing a little water, heater doesnt feel hot just warm,thank you

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Replace the heater core. its leaking

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White smoke from air vents while ac was on,greasy film on window while defrost is on/heater coil?

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Is it smoke? Or is it steam? If it's really smoke, it will smell like burning wires and you have an electrical short somewhere. You're going to have a fire unless it's fixed.
My guess is that it's probably not smoke or you would have already had a fire.
With that said I'm going to say that it's steam in which case your heater core (which is a small radiator located under the dash) is leaking coolant and the resulting steam is rising through the vents. The steam will have a sort of sweet and yes, a steamy smell to it. It will also leave a funny film from the radiator coolant coating the inside of the windshield.
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Locate heater hose in a 2000 ford expedition

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Fig. 7 Remove the A/C plenum demister screw and remove the A/C plenum demister adapter


Fig. 8 Disconnect the vacuum line


Fig. 9 Remove the heater core bracket


Fig. 10 Remove the 13 retaining screws and remove the plenum chamber top


Fig. 11 Remove the heater core
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. Drain and recycle the engine coolant.
CAUTION Never open, service or drain the radiator or cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant. Also, when draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantities. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.
  1. Remove the instrument panel. Refer to .
  2. If equipped with the 5.4L 4V engine, remove the junction block splash shield.
  3. If equipped with the 5.4L 4V engine, remove the bolts and disconnect the cable ends from the starter relay.
  4. If equipped with the 5.4L 4V engine, remove the junction block bracket.
  5. Disconnect the heater core hose couplings.
  6. Remove the retaining screw and remove the A/C plenum demister adapter.
  7. Disconnect the vacuum line from the A/C plenum demister adapter.
  8. Remove the heater core bracket.
  9. Remove the 13 plenum chamber top retaining screws.
  10. Remove the plenum chamber top.
  11. Remove the blend door assembly from the case.
  12. Remove the heater core.To install:
  13. The installation is the reverse of the removal.
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