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Smoke/Vapor coming from Air Vents

I have a 1998 Dodge Durango which so far has never given me any trouble. I turned on the AC yesterday for the first time and everything was fine. This morning when I was driving to work, no AC on just the vents open, smoke or vapor started pouring out of the vents and into the cabin! The engine temp was normal, and it was driving perfectly fine. I turned the fan and the vents completely off but it was still coming in. I've heard that the heater coil could be the culprit but that this is pretty labor intensive since 'everything' has to be pulled and very expensive. What exactly needs to be pulled to replace this or could this be something else? I'm not getting specifics from the mechanic that looked at it.

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  • aludovici May 18, 2009

    So I've heard. Since I have airbags should I indeed go through a shop mechanic with this? I know a mechanic that can fix everything but if this will involve airbag removal...I want to know that I have some sort of guarantee and take it to a shop although I've heard it will run me about $1000.

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The whole dashboard of the vehicle will need to be disassembled, removal of stereo, temp controls, air vents, the dashboard will need to actually be pulled away from the front of the cabin, It is a very labor intensive repair.

MIKE

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  • Michael Smith May 18, 2009

    I've personally never made this type of a repair, but I dont think that the airbags actually have to come out, i think that you will have to disconnect the clips that keep power to everything, just make sure before you disassemble anything to disconnect the battery of the vehicle. Yes you are looking around about $1000 for a repair like that.



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