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No air flow out of face vents.

I'm no longer getting any air flowing out of the face vents. Air will only come out of the floor and defrost vents. Switching the dial to "Off", or any of the heater positions works (still through floor vents). I just finished replacing my brake booster, which is connected to the vehicles vacuum system, so I'm wondering if I broke something.

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  • bralston624 Jun 29, 2009

    Pardon my ignorance on the subject, but is the ac control mode switch the physical dial on the dashboard? Or is it buried in the dash or under the hood? I've never taken the dash apart before, all my work has been under the hood.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    check for loss of vacuum to the ac control mode switch.

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No, should be a acuator motor that does that

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