air condition leak on 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

all the sudden freon started flowing out of my a/c vents. itt looked like smoke. i thought it was a leak but the a/c still blows cold. and the vapors are still there, what could this be?

by in Pasadena, TX on December 07, 2010
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2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by , December 07, 2010
Refrigerant cannot flow out of your A/C vents. The vapor is likely condensation. This would be due to moisture build up in the evaporator box, extreme humid conditions, or something else to do with moisture.
COMMENT by , December 07, 2010
well it sure smells like freon,and it looks like steam coming out when its on 1. or low. If i turn on tha heater it s worse, u still think its condensation?
COMMENT by , December 07, 2010
Yes. Furthermore, refrigerant would not leak on demand; a pressurized system would leak continuously, not just when your AC was on. And yes, with heat, moisture would be more prevalent. I am sorry you disapprove of my answer. Perhaps more appropriate would be a first hand inspection by a qualified technician in your area.
ANSWER by , December 08, 2010
It sounds like your heater-core is cracked. You should bring it by Mr. Transmission for a free inspection/diagnostic test. We are located off of Federal which is pretty close to Pasadena.