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A/c only runs through the defrost vents.

Belt squealing when first started in the morning. Squeal eventually goes away. Have replaced alternator belt, air conditioner belt and power steering belt. My air conditioning in my 2003 lancer pushes the air solely through the defrost vents? why?????? I have the same problem but my air only goes through the main vents. What it is, is the cord has probablly jammed up in the housing. I am going to be fixing this soon. All I know is to get to the cord its going to be behind the glove box. Or behind the console. I will let you know how it goes!

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CHECK ALL THE VACCUM LINES ON THE FIREWALL FOR CRACKS OR OPENS SEE IF THAT HELPS

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