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When I try to change the switch to get air to flow

When I change the switch to get heat to flow to the floor or dashboard vents I only get air thru the defrost. I have heat & I can control the temperature but it only flows to the defrost.

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  • samgkc Feb 01, 2010

    my local mechanic is a pretty smart guy & he tells me I need a new air flow direction control unit but I have no idea what that is & it might be called something else.
    Something as simple as the cable coming lose is something he would have seen.

  • samgkc Feb 02, 2010

    I gave the car to my mechanic & he said "air flow contril unit"
    The knob is not stiff it moves easily.

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Defrost is the default position so if you changed the control head and still have the same isuue than you may not have power getting to the control head or the blend door actuator is bad. have you check all your fuses?

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That would be a problem with the vent door actuator motor their common for that problem

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  • jwtbagger Feb 02, 2010

    what kind of vehicle do u have

  • jwtbagger Feb 02, 2010

    does the vent control knob function properly or is there any stiffness in it at certain points

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The air outlet change over cable may have come off or broke.
The cable is under the dash, on the side of the heater box.
It's just above the hot cold, air mix damper cable.
Somtimes the retaining clip falls off, and the cable slides off.
I hope I have been of some help. Good luck.

todytwo

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

  • John Donahue Feb 01, 2010

    Make sure that you mention that the car was seen by your mechanic.

    And he determined, the air outlet control is bad.In the next post.

    regards.

    todytwo.

  • John Donahue Feb 02, 2010

    The air outlet control unit, is the switch assy. in the dash that you use to regulate air temp

    and flow. I believe this is the unit your mechanic was refering to. If this is a job you wish to

    yourself. Get back to me,and I can give you the how to's.

    Hope this helps. Good luck.



    todytwo

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