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Heater blows air on bottom but not top and it also smells like anti-freeze

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Hi:
Your car has a vacuum operated valve that directs the air flow from the bottom to the top, and it is most likely either that, or the heating control panel. Your bigger issue is the anti freeze smell. That is pretty much telling you that your heater core is leaking inside the car. The heater core doesnt cost too much, $25- $50 or so, but the fun part is getting to it. I have had to remove the entire dash from 3 cars to change the heater core, and one vehicle, my Ford Truck, was very easy, just removed the glove box to get at it.
Fix your anti freeze leak first, and inspect the heat valve and controls while the car is disassembled.
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