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On my 1998 volvo s70 the floor is wet with coolant on the drivers side and when using the a/c you can smell freon and you can see a white fog coming through the vents

Coolant is leaking back into the car the drivers side floor is wet and when turning on the a/c you can smell the freon and see a thick white fog this is on my 1998 volvo s70

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Your Heater Core is Bad= Coolant on Pass Floor
If A/C Does NOT blow Cold anymore the Evaperator Core is Leaking
First time I have seen them BOTH go Bad in 30 rs of Bein A Mech/Tech

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