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Re: Climate Control Spring Location '88 5ktq?
Thanks to Tony Lum and the others who gave me tips on how the climate
control system works. As it turns out there was no spring and the
vacuum line had become separated from the actuator. I would have
replaced the vacuum line completely but couldn't figure out where the
other end went, so I just cut off the end and reattached it to the
actuator. I replaced the spring with one that has enough tension to
keep the flap closed but it only takes one finger against the
resistance of the spring to open the flap.
Since doing this there is certainly a marked improvement in the flow
of air particularly to the wind screen and the the front side windows.
However sometimes (seems to be related to the speed you drive the car
i.e. happens more at speed? the flap "seems" to blow open and a lot of
extra air (usually cold) flows out of the flap.
How stiff is the original spring?
Do you think I need a a stiffer spring?
Will Scott Mockry make me a custom spring?
And should the spring have a blue mark?
Thanks and regards, Mike