1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

My Accord windows keep fogging up

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by ohmstable, Aug 24, 2003.

  1. ohmstable

    ohmstable Senior Member

    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 4, 2003
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Hey guys,

    I have an issue with my 92 Honda Accord. Only really humid wet days all the windows keep fogging up from the inside. Even if the car is parked with no one in it, the windows will be fogged up. In the winter, there's frost on the inside of the windshield!! I remember someone telling me this may be because of a malfunctioning heater core or something but anyone know what the problem could be and how I should go about fixing it?
     
  2. dveit

    dveit Well-Known Member VIP

    Messages:
    5,361
    Likes Received:
    79
    Joined:
    May 5, 2003
    Location:
    DMV
    Use the defroster, that's what its there for.
     
  3. djyox

    djyox Senior Member

    Messages:
    982
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Location:
    Twin Cities, Minnesota
    My guess is because the car is wet inside...during the winter its really easy to get wet inside, because the snow comes in by falling off your shoes, the heat melts the snow...and ect...if I were you I would wait till a nice sunny day and open up all the doors and air it out, also if you look under the car and there are a bunch of rust spots that could be a place its coming infrom. but also you can buy stuff for defoging helmuts and such...and spray that on the inside of your windows while your airing out your car, and the only way I believe it could be the heater core is if it smells like antifreeze when the heat is on, or no heat what so ever...hope this helps
     
  4. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    54
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home
    a/c gets the windo clean real fast on hot, damp days. run the a/c on the defroster mode.

    in the winter, it still works. the condensor takes the moisture out fo the air.
     
  5. IDMaxGuy

    IDMaxGuy Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,479
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Location:
    MO
  6. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    4,623
    Likes Received:
    54
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    Wallingford, CT
    If I'm understand corretly, your Front Windshield is foggin up on you all the time no matter what you are doing to help it out.

    I agree 100% it's the heater core. I had an 87 berretta that was experiencing this.
    A few months latter the heater core basically reptured and leaked fluid in side the car and after it was fixed no more foggin of the windows.

    To help ya out , and it sounds crazy, but when you have your defroster on turn the a/c on with it , it helps remove the humidity in the air and will defrost faster.

    If you ever noticed all new honda automatically run the a/c unit whenm defrosting. not only does it help your windows to defrost faster, it all ensures that you use your a/c thru out the year to help keep the system from failing do to rotted out seals.
     
  7. sportlinecrx

    sportlinecrx Banned

    Messages:
    6,020
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002

    :werd:
     
  8. Jeef

    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    7,152
    Likes Received:
    294
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    Is it me or does every Honda fog up really quick? My Sedan used to be horrible for fogging. Honda defrosters suck.
     
  9. ohmstable

    ohmstable Senior Member

    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 4, 2003
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Here's the catch, my A/C doesn't work. I'll just try using some of that anti-fogging spray to clean the windows.

    It sucks having to clean the inside of your winshield with a scrapper in the winter!
    :(
     
  10. 90crxb16a

    90crxb16a Senior Member

    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2003
    Location:
    Ft Myers FLORIDA
    might have small leak into your car.-sunroof-???
     
  11. socalcivic

    socalcivic Junior Member

    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2003
    thats what happens when two people combine body warmth in the back seat...............naked..............ya..................ha...............cool :p
     
  12. aphex301

    aphex301 Member

    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2003
    Location:
    Chicago
    its a good chance its your heater core thats giving you wacky condensation problems.
     
  13. tab

    tab Super Moderator

    Messages:
    3,839
    Likes Received:
    46
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2003
    Location:
    Aberdeen, Washington State
    If it were a window, you'd see water coming in. Same for the sunroof, if you have one. If it were from the heater core, you might be able to smell a sweet scent as it dries. I have a 92 Accord. Here is my suggestion. Does this happen even on dry days?
    To check your windshield: Pour soapy water around the outside seal of the windshield as a friend (I did mine by myself) uses an air nozzle to shoot air at the seal from the inside. You will see air bubbles form on the outside in the soapy water.
    Not it? If it is still warm: Bypass the heater core. Use a pipe fitting inbetween the two heater hoses. Cold as hell, no defrosters, try this at the appropriate time. If the car dries up, problem solved.
    Still not it? The guy at the windshield shop told me that leaves, needles, dirt, etc. can clog up your cowl area in front of the windshield. This causes water to seep in through the heating system. Clean that area thoroughly.
    The AC trick is a good one, I'd work on that.
    Rainy boots could contribute, as could a leak in the trunk, holes in the floor. Look and feel for wet spots. Pick up the carpet, look around your spare tire.
     
  14. tab

    tab Super Moderator

    Messages:
    3,839
    Likes Received:
    46
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2003
    Location:
    Aberdeen, Washington State
    By the way, if it is the heater core, have fun. I had to replace my blower motor twice, and it is a BEEEEOOOOTTCH. Period. I had to unbolt my dash, and space it away from the windshield with a chunk of pipe(3 inch). I believe you would have to do all that first, then take the core out. It's basically right behind your radio dude.
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page