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

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Fig. 8 Disconnect the vacuum line

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Fig. 9 Remove the heater core bracket

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

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