Excessive Mist Or Smoke From Air Vents


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
67,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1998 Isuzu Hombre AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1998 Isuzu Hombre Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 292005

(reported on)

Hombre XS

  • 67,000 miles


When vehicle is running for a while and AC is on after a while white smoke starts coming out of the vents, only way to stop the smoke is to disconnect the freon holding tank. The blower than only shoots out hot air of course and the smell is like the radiator is overheating. The first mechanic purged the radiator changed the thermostat and water pump. The second mechanic said it wasnt the AC, said the freon level was fine and there was no freon leaks anywhere, reconnected it and said the white smoke is misting caused by cold air and the hot interior failed to do anything and the problem is still there and gets worse the longer the car is running (more smoke)

The third mechanic I visited purged the radiator and he claims the complete water circulation in order to ensure there was no blockage but failed to fix the problem. If its not the AC than why does it only produce when the AC is turned on and if the AC isnt turned on than it smells like an overheated radiator inside the car and the car temperature is below 200? I cant take it to a dealer because the car is now in Guatemala and the Isuzu dealer here do not have GM parts. The GM dealers here do not work with Isuzu so neither dealer handles Isuzu Hombre 4X4 XS editions.

- Andre R., Ft . Lauderdale, FL, US

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