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AIR CONDITIONING PROBLEM

AIR SOMETIMES COMES OUT THE VENT, SOMETIMES COMES OUT ON THE FLOOR AND SOMETIMES COME OUT THE DEFROSTERS

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This is because of the mechanical mode selector. This mode selector need to be refitted. It can be done with in 15 minutes by the appropriate technician.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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The ac on my 1998 ford ranger only blows out the defrost vent and floor vent. How do I fix it?


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