What could be causing my 2005 Mazda Tribute AWD fresh air vent to blow warm air and fog windows


Asked by JoshMo1969 Sep 15, 2019 at 04:26 PM about the 2005 Mazda Tribute i 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The fresh air vent in my 2005 Mazda Tribute AWD is blowing warmer air than
outside and fogging up my windows.  What could be causing this?  I have taken
the car in for this problem and the mechanics can't seem to find the issue.  I
recently replaced the blower as it would only work on the max speed and that
issue is fixed.  Please help, thanks!

3 Answers


Is there a thin film on the inside of the windshield and not just fog? That to me says the heater core is leaking and you need to replace.

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No film on the windshield as I keep it clean. It's definitely something fogging up the windows because when I turn on the defrost or AC it slowly goes away. Thanks for your reply!


I haven't checked the coolant, but will do so. Thanks!

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