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Why does air vents have heat and ac, but vents have very low air flow from vents,defrost and floor?

Heat and AC blow hot and cold but vents blows very little air. The fan works on all speeds.

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It's not the vent doors. It's the blower motor or cabin air filter. Cars pull air from the outside. So stuff can be pulled into the air plenum and will reach the blower motor if the air filter is gone or broken because of being pulled down. I have cleaned blowers that were half full of leaves and twigs. Also have replace air filters that were totally clogged up. Start there.

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  • Ron Hudson May 31, 2015

    I'm pretty sure it's not the blower motor you can hear the motor speeding up as you switching from low-to-high I'll try the cabin filter

  • Randy Ohler Jun 01, 2015

    It's not the motor is bad. It's because there is stuff in the blower cage causing a restriction in air flow.

  • Ron Hudson Jun 05, 2015

    Randy can you tell me where to look for the restriction in the air flow should I take the fan motor out and start there or what I can't find it air intake for the fan

  • Randy Ohler Jun 06, 2015

    By all means, start with the blower. Even if there isn't stuff in it. Put 12 volts to it(doesn't matter which way you hook the wires). It should turn fast and blow a lot of air.

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Vent doors not open correct

Posted on May 31, 2015

  • Ron Hudson May 31, 2015

    Thanks for the post Richard. do you have any idea where to start to fix this problem any suggestions would be appreciated

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As per your problem mentioned. There are few solved help links to troubleshoot these problems. Go through the list and Click the link below:----

2000 Toyota Avalon: No heat on Passenger Side?

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/2000-toyota-avalon-no-heat-on-passenger.html


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No heat on Oldsmobile Silhouette?


http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/no-heat-on-oldsmobile-silhouette.html

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/heater-blows-cold.html

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/heat-blows-cold-on-drivers-side-and-hot.html

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Hot air on the driver's side vents only?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/01/hot-air-on-drivers-side-vents-only.html

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Temperature gauge does not move and no heat when heater is ON?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/temperature-gauge-does-not-move-and-no.html

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1992 Toyota Camry: A/C Control light Flashing and A/C not Blowing Cold?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/1992-toyota-camry-ac-control-light.html

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These will help.

Thanks.

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No heat from vents


As per your problem mentioned. There are few solved help links to troubleshoot these problems. Go through the list and Click the link below:----

2000 Toyota Avalon: No heat on Passenger Side?

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/2000-toyota-avalon-no-heat-on-passenger.html

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No heat on Oldsmobile Silhouette?


http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/no-heat-on-oldsmobile-silhouette.html

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Heater blows cold?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/heater-blows-cold.html

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Heat blows cold on drivers side and hot on passenger side?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/heat-blows-cold-on-drivers-side-and-hot.html

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Hot air on the driver's side vents only?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/01/hot-air-on-drivers-side-vents-only.html

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Temperature gauge does not move and no heat when heater is ON?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/temperature-gauge-does-not-move-and-no.html

-----------

1992 Toyota Camry: A/C Control light Flashing and A/C not Blowing Cold?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/1992-toyota-camry-ac-control-light.html

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No heat, blower blows only cold?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/no-heatblower-blows-only-cold.html
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Ford F150 Ac only blows through defrost vents?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/forf-f150-ac-only-blows-through-defrost.html

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Dodge A/C come out of defrost vents only?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/dodge-ac-come-out-of-defrost-vents-only.html

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Ac vacuum line on dodge cummins?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/ac-vacuum-line-on-dodge-cummins.html

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Ford ranger AC blows cold through defrost vents instead on cabin vents?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/ford-ranger-ac-blows-cold-through.html

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser: A/C Blows Warm?

http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/2005-chrysler-p8t-cruiser-ac-blows-warm.html


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2009 Mercury Grand Marquis: A/C blows Cold From Defrost Vent Only?

http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/2009-mercury-grand-marquis-ac-blows.html

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AC not blowing through Vents on 2007 Chevy Trailblazer?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/04/ac-not-blowing-through-vents-on-2007.html

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Passenger side temperature is warm air out of dash vents?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/04/passenger-side-temperature-is-warm-air.html

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These will help.

Thanks.

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