More Recirculation Flap

Henry A Harper III hah at
Thu Feb 12 17:10:18 EST 2004

I'm pretty sure you should be able to push it closed all the way up into the 
foam (when car is off and it's "relaxed"). If the recirc flaps are not moving 
at all via the climate control, your vacuum motor may have come loose or broken 
loose from its mountings - happened to my friend James' '89 200 and he blocks 
it closed in summer, open in winter. You should probably take a look under the 
plenum cover and see what's going on topside, the vac motor is easier to see 
from there IIRC.

Henry Harper hah at
1991 200 quattro, 120k, done new blower motor/heater core & couple rounds of 
A/C work
1988 GTI 16v, 239k

On Thursday, February 12, 2004 2:33 PM, Kerry Griffith [SMTP:i2k at] 
> I've got the non-closing recirculation flap behind the glovebox, yet my
> return spring is attached and functional. The flap won't close all the way,
> even if I press on it. No visible blockage, from the footwell. Does this
> indicate vacuum problem such as recirc vent motor/hose or intake
> manifold/vacuum reservoir check valve, or could it point toward some foreign
> object having wedged itself in the dark recesses?

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