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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-06-2016, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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no air coming from vents

I was going to recharge my ac today but it decided not to blow air out of the vents so I couldn't turn on the ac. I have had them on before but they only work when they feel like it. Any ideas on what the issue could be. I need ac!
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Ugh so much work for such a small item. So clam has to come off?
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Ugh so much work for such a small item. So clam has to come off?
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Thanks for the help guy's wish it would be easier to access but it is what it is
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That is a common problem, but there are other problems given your vague description. Does it whirr and just no blow? Or does the fan not work at all at any position? Have you tried changing the direction to face level, feet, or defrost?


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That is a common problem, but there are other problems given your vague description. Does it whirr and just no blow? Or does the fan not work at all at any position? Have you tried changing the direction to face level, feet, or defrost?


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It doesn't work no matter what I do. Change the fan speed or press any other button no noise at all nothing happens
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Wouldn't max speed still work? I'm thinking the ducting us simply loose between the fan and diverter


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Wouldn't max speed still work? I'm thinking the ducting us simply loose between the fan and diverter


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You can check, after you pull the clam off. See the red duct?
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You can check, after you pull the clam off. See the red duct?

You don't even have to pull the clam to check it - I had mine come loose once and panicked at first, too. Again, I'm basing this off my understanding that max speed still works since the failed resistors only affect reducing the speeds. I see how corrosion there could kill the whole though, but that duct is too easy to check first to ignore


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actually it is referred to the resistors failing but it seems usually it is the terminals on the resistor housing that fail, so, no fan
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You did check the fuse, right?

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Wouldn't max speed still work? I'm thinking the ducting us simply loose between the fan and diverter
No. It's the terminal for power/max speed that usually corrodes off of the resistor, so nothing would work.
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@Jos3torr3s where are you located? I just recently had to do this on my car and it was the resistor pack that had failed. If you are in the northern va area I could assist with clam removal if you want.
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@Jos3torr3s where are you located? I just recently had to do this on my car and it was the resistor pack that had failed. If you are in the northern va area I could assist with clam removal if you want.
Thank you for the offer but I am in bakersfield california
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I will check the fuse later today but would it be the fuse if today the fan worked again? It only works when it wants to. Also which fuse is it
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I will check the fuse later today but would it be the fuse if today the fan worked again? It only works when it wants to. Also which fuse is it
pretty sure you need to check the cabin fuses, which should be under the passenger side tray, which is under the airbag. You should see a harness there. I'm not sure which fuse. If it is cutting in and out of working this was my key indication that it was in fact my resistor pack that was going bad.
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