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Why does snow blow through the vents on my 2008 ford focus ses. Last year it was fine. This year since the front hood was replaced it snows in my car. Dash, seats, floor, and front display on dash gets covered. Please help. It has had both cowlings replaced as well as a molding around the bottom of the winshield. It has already been in three times for this problem and is going in again on monday.

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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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that light is the engine warning light you should go and have your car checked over at a garage running very low on oil can cause some serious problems with your engine. you'll also have to go to a garage to get them to turn your light off.

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

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You will have a bit of old oil left in the system if you just drain it and change the oil filter. My guess it is a 5qrt system so 10% would account for 1/2 qrt. May not seem like a lot but your crankshaft, valve train and pan can hold residual oil that may account for your 10%, also sludge and other deposits too. Now the way you actually change oil, at a dealership or higher end service stations, they use a cycling system to send in fresh oil through the car and pump out the old. Once the color changes or my guess the computer on the device says the oil is completely clean then all the residue is gone and everything is good and the light will go off. This is wonderful since it removes sludge and all sorts of gunk out of the engine.

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