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Center a/c venting ducting cloged valve stays closed

Dash board center upper two vents no air flow

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Check for hoses off center

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SOURCE: 2005 toyota tacoma air conditioning cold on left, warm on right

I would not suggest repairing yourself. Sounds like a blend door actuator. Not to sure on a toyota because i know more about domestic but i believe that the dash needs to be taken apart to replace this part or to atleast examine your duct work behind the dash. Hope this helps! ~Derek~

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SOURCE: A/C blows from defrost and floor vents, nothing from dash vents.

the switch where you turn it to blowing at your head is probably out. you will need to replace the switch control where your defrost, foot, head etc. what make, model, year is your vehicle?

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SOURCE: Passenger ac vent cools and driver side ac vent do not

It sounds like a heater blend door issue inside the heater box that is actually not closing all the way to allow either cool or hot air or visa/versa.

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SOURCE: need illustration of vent system ducting

If you want to do a good job you are going to have to pull the dash. Once it's out you will see every thing.

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SOURCE: I have a 1991 corolla i have a problem with the

if my memory serves me correctly, this is what its supposed to do,the two centre vents are cold,fresh air only the rest are airmix vents,hot and cold.yes, we had lots of complaints about drafts.....

Posted on Dec 18, 2010

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