[200q20v] Thanks for input regarding defrost issues last month

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Fri Jan 25 23:33:54 EST 2002

Fresh air flap is a misnomer in that the fogging windows problem is related
to the door between the cabin and the A/C evaporator box in front of the
passenger side of the car that's supposed to be open only when the A/C is
operating so the A/C system can be cooling progressively cooler air instead
of hot, humid outdoor air.  Anyway, there's a spring that holds the flap
into the cabin closed unless the vacuum motor operated by the climate
controls pushes it open.  The spring either breaks or cuts through the
plastic mounting bar in the evap box, so the cabin door hangs open.  The
door is behind and above the glovebox.  If you put your head into the
passenger footwell and look up behind the back of the glovebox with a
flashlight, you can see the door.

At 05:10 PM 01/25/2002 -0500, Chris Covington wrote:

>Hey, that problem sounds familiar... I'm having similar issues.  How do
>you get to the fresh air flap screen?
>'91 200q20v
>On Fri, 25 Jan 2002 Tresturbos at aol.com wrote:
> > Thanks for the feedback guys!
> >
> > The issue was that the car would fog up when driving in sub-38-40 degree,
> > damp  weather. Curvey roads made it much worse. A few weeks ago, I took
> it to
> > the shop, and indeed the fresh air flap spring was busted.  Some of the
> > drains were partially plugged as well.  So, you all were right.
> >
> > I really appreciate the help!
> >
> > Mitch Frey
> > Portland, Oregon
> > '91 200tq IA Stage 3
> > '00 A6 2.7T
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