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Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:41 pm 
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Howdy all,

Got a problem with my heater tap, its on an EF I6, its the the newer plastic one. There isnt enought vacuum to hold it shut whilst the aircon is on, or just the vent. So the aircon takes for ever to cool the car down properly, and with the vent on it just blows hot air which is very uncomfortable.

Does anyone have an idea on why the vacuum could be so low?

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Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:45 pm 
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lol, i wouldnt complain.
my cars missing the heater tap.
f#*k knows why....
i just havent gotten around to replacing it.
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Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:17 pm 
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I was under the impression that these taps are always shut with no vacuum. It takes vacuum to open them.
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Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:55 pm 
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mines got no vacuum (i broke the line) and my aircon and heater work 100%.
i don't get it :P

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:16 pm 
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yeah, my heater and aircon still seem to work fine
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Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:22 pm 
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South is it a Fairmont with climate control youre refering to? if so it may be the blend door servo thats faulty/stuck.
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Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:47 pm 
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Yeh its a monte, and the blend doodad has been busted for a long long time, its only of recent that the air has been hot all the time. I did manually close the valve last night, and found this morning that it was nice and cool with the vent on.

No vacuum = open = heat
Vacuum = closed = cool

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:39 pm 
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joolz wrote:
I was under the impression that these taps are always shut with no vacuum. It takes vacuum to open them.


It's the other way around. Tap is normally open, requires vacuum to close it.

You see that when you buy a new one. It is open before being connected.

 

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