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Howl to fix air condition on 1997volvo960 air only blows to floor

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You probably notice that it blows through the dash UNLESS you accelerate hard, then it's floor and defrost vents that gets the air.

It's a ~$40 dual action bellow sort of up over the gas pedal that is malfunctioning. You can put a band-aid on it by removing the kick panel over the pedals and then plugging the yellow line going to the bellow.

To replace it (per Volvo) you have to remove most of the dash! That's expensive and a pain in the behind, plus you probably will have rattles in the dash after.
OR you can cut a hole in the air box where the baffle connects and replace it, then patch the hole with the 'lid' you cut out and duct tape it back on.
Nobody will ever see it. :D

Posted on Sep 10, 2014

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SOURCE: air conditioning blowing warm air

my dodge is overheating and the a/c is blowing hot air. i replaced the thermostat but the problem continues. help!

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SOURCE: i have a 2003 grand marquis the air conditioning

nope but ya can look in junk yard and save lots of mula

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SOURCE: 1998 Cadillac sts. The air conditioning blows

YOU HAVE ADD THE WRONG FREON ALL CARS MADE AFTER 1996 USES R/134. FLUSH THE SYSTEM, ALSO CHECK THE BLOWER FAN FOR DEBRIS

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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SOURCE: All Air Conditioning blows our the defrost vents

Some thing you could look at would be this. The control is usually fed by a vacuum line or small hose thats is connected to your intake manifold.
With a cold engine,look for a skinny vacuum hose that runs from the intake toward the fire wall . It should be going inside the cab and connecting to the A/C vent control.Some times the hose becomes disconnected or splits or cracks due to heat under the hood.
Thats usually the trouble.
I hope this helps you.

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SOURCE: blowes air throught defrost vents only

its a problem with the switching mechanism. you have to look up under the dash to see if you can see where the switching mechanism is. if you can not see it from there youll have to remove complete center dash

Posted on Apr 04, 2010

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