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Front window defroster note working

It appears air is coming out at the base of the window as it should, but the air coming out seems to not to be able to help clear the fog on the windshield as it should. It seems to be just "normal" air because of a rainy day, or very humid day, I had the blower on hi, turned dial to defroster only and the whole car fogged up. Air was coming from the proper location so that part of it was working.

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Was there a smell along with it fogging up the window like antifreeze? If it did the heater core is leaking and needs to be replaced. It will be kind of a sweet smell.

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