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Flow gates donnot open

Air vents not passing through console air

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Possible leak in vacuum hose. Cracked or broken. May even have fallen off a port somewhere.Try to connect a vacuum gauge to the auto and try switching to different vents and watch for low reading. this should help to isolate it to a local area. Sometimes a fast idle will also tell of same problem

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