Re-circulation flap

Kneale Brownson knotnook at
Wed Apr 23 21:16:45 EDT 2003

At 05:29 PM 04/23/2003 -0400, Rafael Machorro wrote:

>Can any one give me the basics on how to change the spring for the
>re-circulation flap?

The fix depends upon the problem.  Common problems are that the spring end
breaks, which can be fixed either by bending a new end and stretching
slightly or replacing with a new spring, and the spring cuts through the
plastic bar it's supposed to mount to.  The latter is the more common
problem.  I've fixed two by fashioning a small piece of tin into a "U"
shape to fit over the bar and drilling a hole through the two the two
resulting flaps to connect the spring end.  I'm a short, fat guy with big
short, thick arms, so I've had to "clear a path" to get to the flap by
removing the glove boxes and surrounding trim pieces.  Lankier folks can do
these repairs without as much clearance.

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