Weird AC Behavior

Kneale Brownson knotnook at
Thu Aug 15 23:29:21 EDT 2002

Is this the flap controller on the side of the heater core box?  There have
been reports you could dismount it from the box and clean it up to make it
work properly again.  Might be worth a Google search of

At 08:45 PM 08/15/2002 -0400, Paul R. Luevano wrote:

>OK, so it has been hot here in the northeast.  Damn hot.  However I've been
>driving with the windows open most of the time because the doggie like to put
>her head out the window.  When I do this, I sometimes run the AC anyway,
>to get
>the cool breeze.
>Over the last few days, I have observed a very weird occurrence.  When set to
>"Auto" the AC will stop blowing from the dash vents.  This can happen after
>several minutes or after just a few seconds.  It seems to blow out of the
>defrost vents, but very weakly. Here is the weird part, if I switch it to
>"Econ", it blows out of the dash vents with a vengeance.  I can then
>switch back
>to "Auto" and it will repeat, lasting from several seconds to several minutes.
>Anyone ever had this happen to them?  Any likely places to start looking?  It
>would be nice to have AC on these hot days.  :)
>Thanks much!
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