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The air condition on my 1985 vented a fog into the cabin.No more cold air.

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It sounds like you sprung a leak in the evaporator of the AC system

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nothing wrong with the air con system at all .....fog will clear

scientific cause ...cold air hits hot air
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or other way round
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the windscreen fog is from humid air coming in from the outside
air conditioners work by removing the humidity from the air so if you close of the outside vent then the recirculated air inside the cabin eventually has all the moisture removed
that is why the windscreen clears because there is no moist air to condense on the cold windscreen
now you will say that it is too cold and that is why you turn it off
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Suggest you check to see if your car has a cabin air filter. If so, changing this usually helps prevent the issue.

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Air condition there is cold air coming out and the fan is new but there is no force air just alittle

Could be a blend door problem or a restricted cabin air filter if equipped.
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What makes a/c system blows white smokelike out of vents

What you are seeing is probably fog which is a large amount of water in the evap box. Some times the evaporator freezes up due to a lack of air flow or a restriction in the flow of freon in the system. The floor drain could also be stopped up and not letting the water drain out of the car.
You can check to see if a puddle of water is present when the car is parked and the a/c is on. Also try switching from fresh to recirc and see if it makes any difference on air flow. You may have a restricted cabin air filter too.

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You didn't specify what type of vehicle.
If you have very poor air flow out the vents, later model vehicles have a hepa filter or cabin filter in line form the blower motor to the vents. It can be plugged quite easily and drastically cuts down the air blown into the vehicle. Check to see if they are plugged. Secondly, Check your coolant level in the rad and reservoir. If the windows fog up when cold and air flow is good it could indicate a leaking heater core. Check the passenger side floor for signs of coolant again I don't know the type of vehicle, some heater cores are located at the firewall under the hood.

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Windows fog on inside while driving in cold weather, requiring me to run the defroster on high to keep them clear. The button that switches the cabin air intake from "outside air " to "recirculate inside...

Yes. Unless you get fresh air you will fog up your windows. Your breath or rain on your clothes or snow on your boots will all cause the humidity to increase and this moisture will deposit on the non insulated glass. Kind,of like a glass of ice tea on a warm day you will get a condensation on the glass. The temperature difference is the cause. Try to run your A/C with the temp set to hot. This will act as a dehumidifier.
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No cabin heat.. windows fogged.. engine runs cold!!

chances are the heater core is clogged and wont allow proper circulation for the heater.i would suggest getting a new one put in and see if that dosent fix it for you.

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99 Grand Am GT windows fog up

Fog on the windows is caused by moisture in the air condensing on the cold glass. You probably knew that. So the solution to your problem is to reduce the humidity in the car or warm the glass above the dewpoint. Running the AC will help because any moisture in the air will condense on the much colder evaporator coils before it gets to the windows, but as soon as you turn the AC off that moisture goes right back into the air. Fresh air from outside will help if the moisture level in the outside air is lower, which it ussually is in the winter. The only sure solution is to warm the glass.
You may want to check a service manual and see if there is an air filter somewhere in the cabin heat plenum. If so you may want to replace it. Defrosters and side vents should provide plenty of warm air to clear all windows and it sounds like your just not getting enough air flow. If you're not really into getting behind the dash and tinkering with the heater plenum, you might consider a small 12 volt heater like the ones available at auto parts stores, or you could just let the cabin warm up well before driving. There are also glass treatments that you can use to prevent fogging, I used one for years on a motorcycle helmet, These are ussually a wax and or soap base so they have to be cleaned off and reapplied periodically, but they do work well.

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