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One of the valves going from the radiator to the engine i think is loose because its leaking anti-freeze and when i park the car there is this pressurized vapor coming out of the valve and my heater doesn't work witch i think those problems are connected because they started at the same time

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You do probably have a bad Heater control valve. Depending on the length of the hose you may be able to bypass the Heater valve by removing it temporarily and slide the rest of the hose left on the car onto the water fitting and tighten it down.

You should then be able to drive it to get a new part. Or just get a ride to get a new valve and replace it. You may want to replace the heater hose, get new clamps and a little Antifreeze to replace what you lost. The 2 problems are definitely connected.

I hope my solution is very helpful to you.

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