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AC not blowing out top vents

My AC cools fine but I have no air blowing out the top dash vents. Only blow under dash.

Kenny

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  • kaburbrink Aug 03, 2008

    I'll check it out thanks

    Kenny

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Check the hose are not obstructed or broken.

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

  • Ginko
    Ginko Aug 03, 2008

    If you cannot find a rotten hose or similar you will have to take apart the duct work and check if the blend door is broken.

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