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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 01, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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In Alberta the amount of moisture in the air is somewhat close to that of the desert. We ain't got none. What I am having trouble with is when I start my car in the morning it takes about 15 minutes for my windows to clear. When I start out driving the windows are clear and as soon as I get 100 feet from my house they start to fog up. This seems to happen no matter the temperature it is or the amount of moisture in the air. It does however become worse if the heater is on high. Anyone got an answer for this?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 01, 02:14 PM
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This same thing happened to me in an old Muffstang I used to own. I used a product called Never Fog and it seemed to work good for a while. The only thing is that you have to re-apply it every few days.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 01, 02:53 PM
 
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It could be the heater core. It might have a leak. Tim

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 01, 03:48 PM
 
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Heater core thats exactly what I was thinking. Any odor of anti-freeze?
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 01, 07:13 PM
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well guy's it might not be a leak in the heater core.

when we breath we give of..............H2O!

in a cold dry climite it can freeze or well linger. when you get going you make it come out and it love's that cold window!

this is most comon with a car with A/C, you get it traped in the heater box. the A/C evaporator draw's H2O out of the air and it is suposed to drain out a drain hole in the heater box, well that hole can get pluged and it will sit in there and come back and get you latter.

the same thing happen's in a non A/C car, just it is not as pronounced.

a heater core leak or a window leak are other thing's that can cause this, a bad door seal too.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 01, 02:29 AM
 
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I had the same problem in my 68 Camaro 2 years ago, and the problem stopped after I changed the heater core. I also had the same problem in a Corsica. The Corsice did not have any antifreeze odor, but the fogging went away after changing the heater core.
I would imagine you could test it by clamping off the inlet hose to your heater core, before starting it. I knew because if I turned on the defroster, the lower part of my windshield would develop a real light slimy film on it. Good luck.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 01, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the direction. I think I will look into the heater core first. I know I like my Camaro a lot, but I am pretty sure I am not breathing any harder in driving it then any of my other vehicles.


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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 01, 10:23 AM
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oh come on now you love your camaro and i bet it get's you all hot and bothered just siting it.....i bet you drive with no hand's it get's you so worked up!
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 01, 11:50 AM
 
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My vote is first with the heater core.

Second, Armor All.

If you use Armor All on your dash, in the right conditions it will cause a fog at the base of the windshield.

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