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Vacuum vent control

OK letting someone work on my car they caused a small fire and burnt my vacuum line. I get ac and heat fine but it only comes out the defrost vents. My question is what vacuum under the dash will open a path for the air to come out the dash vents in my 1988 towncar. I think If I can find that I can hold it open somekind of way so I can get air from the dash vents.

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You will need to look at the area behind the dash to see if a line was left unhooked at the control panel for the a/c defroster selector. If as you said, a line was burned, you will need to find it further back behind the dash and replace it. An unhooked line will need to be reattached to a small device that may look like a bellows. The are back there is tight but if you had work done, you hopefully still have it open from the front. Any parts store can sell you the vacuum line you will need for this fix. Good luck.

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You need part GM Part number 89018675 or ACDelco 15-73596. The Mode Selector Actuator. What happens is the part is a CHEAP part POORLY designed and when it goes to turn the flaps inside the HVAC unit its the plastic gear slips instead of turning the flap!!!

Just to forward you you might want a deal to install this art for you unless your good at fixing your own vehicle, because you need SMALL sockets and a lot of patience to get this part in!!!

The part is ALMOST directly above the steering shaft for your steering wheel, so theres a lot you got to remove before you will even see them!!!

I only recommend you to have a dealer put this part in for you, unless you have your own service manual!!

Because there is 5 of these darn things and if you pick the wrong one you will have to do it all over again!!!

3 on the Drivers side and 2 on the Passengers side!!

But replacing this part SHOULD solve all your problems!! AS it did for me and i was having the same issues as you have described!!


Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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SOURCE: PROBLEM WHEN SELECTING THE DIRECTION FOR THE AIR

Sounds like you have a supply vacuum problem. When you lose supply vacuum to the control head it defaults to defrost.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Air is blowing out of defroster and floor but not main dash vents

Check for vacuum hose leak.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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SOURCE: heating / air conditioning control stuck to front defrost vents

There is a vacuum leak under the hood. Find the vacuum line on the passenger side where it comes through the firewall and follow it to the engine. You system needs vacuum to operate and without it the default setting is on defrost for safety reasons.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Heat/air vents for defrost and feet setting not

I think your problem is mechanical. There is a distribution box behind thedash where flaps divert air to the specific locations although they may be electrically or vacuum actuated it is probably a mechanical linkage to these flaps or something is creating an obstruction. Check all the other connections while you are in there including any duct work to these areas

Posted on Oct 02, 2010

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