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Car blows out cold air through defrost vents and top dash vents when heat is on floor and car takes for ever to get warm inside. Is there a simple repair or is this going to be a costly repair?

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First, check if your coolant in radiator if it is full, if it is your thermostat is stock in closed position at that point you HAVE TO replace it, probably $100.00 parts and labor. if the coolant is down, add some, but that is not the answer for total repair. the coolant is not suppose to go down. you will have to check all rubber hoses. And if it is a hose that is cracked or it just needs tinting, consider your self lucky, after that you need to check for leeks around the water pump, if there are, you will need a new water pump, say goodbye to $300.00. and now here coms the worst one, it could be that the head on the engine has a cack that means that coolant is going in to oil pan and there fore it is distributed through out the oil system, basically ruining the entire engine. to check that, pull out the oil stick and have a good look, if it is goldish or black you are ok, but if it looks like milk (creamy color) you got a big problem and that will not be cheep.



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SOURCE: No dashboard heat output

The climate control was poorly designed on these cars.

There is only heat on the floor and defrost settings, due to the layout of the ductwork.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Vent control

You have a vacuum leak.Defrost is the default postion(no vacuum).
See if you can locate the small black vacuum line that goes inside the vehicle on the passenger side near the heater core. The trace it back,should see it going to a canister then to the intake manifold.Make sure it is not disconnected or broken somewhere.

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SOURCE: PROBLEM WHEN SELECTING THE DIRECTION FOR THE AIR

Sounds like you have a supply vacuum problem. When you lose supply vacuum to the control head it defaults to defrost.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Auto climate controll only blows through defrost & floor,not the

it either has a vacuum line on the back of the unit off or the control unit is bad

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SOURCE: I cant get my 2000 ford focus heater to switch blowing frow the floor to blow to the defroster or air conditioner vents. It just stays blowing to the floor

go by liquid coolant and check ur heat and ac fan it might be stuck or broken

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