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    Reigning Bologna Princess Rajah's Avatar
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    My car's A/C stopped working. It's still blowing cold air, but it won't come out the vents up front. Instead, it seems to think the defrosters are on because that's where all the cold air is blowing from. However, the back seat's vents still work. And when I turn the knob to make the air blow out of the floor vents, that works too.

    What the hell is causing this?


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    Probably a malfunction in the mechanism that shifts the vents around. Take it in the shop?

    If the air is still coming out really cold (colder than w/o the A/C on), then it hopefully won't be that big of a repair. A/C cooling system faults are usually more costly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spirilis View Post
    Probably a malfunction in the mechanism that shifts the vents around. Take it in the shop?

    If the air is still coming out really cold (colder than w/o the A/C on), then it hopefully won't be that big of a repair. A/C cooling system faults are usually more costly.
    It's still coming out cool. How much should the vent mechanism thingie repair cost? (Ford Explorer, 2002. I have no idea if that matters or not.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rajah View Post
    It's still coming out cool. How much should the vent mechanism thingie repair cost? (Ford Explorer, 2002. I have no idea if that matters or not.)
    That I don't really know, and it'll all depend on what specifically is wrong. Just take it in and get an estimate and don't let them jerk you around
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    In the air system routing typically front vents and defros are next to eachother in switching order. I'd imagine the separator that splits defro & front air has lodged itself to obstruct the front vents.

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    It's the vacuum switch. Take it to the DLR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willfrey View Post
    In the air system routing typically front vents and defros are next to eachother in switching order. I'd imagine the separator that splits defro & front air has lodged itself to obstruct the front vents.

    Out of curiosity, what year is your Explorer?
    2002


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    You're trying to get your AC working? Where exactly are you living now?

    It's 7 degrees here right now.
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