1998 FORD CONTOUR - NO DEFROST

  • Tiny
  • mibamse
  • 1998 Ford Contour
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • automatic
  • 200,000 miles

Hi
No air will come out of any vent om my Contour. Nothing from defrost, vents or on the floor. I can hear the fan blowing air and when I removed the glove compartment and manually moved the arm I was able to get air to the defroster. But as soon as I let go of the arm, it returns to the closed position.
I've removed the center panel and looked behind the selector. When I removed the vacuum hose connected to the back of the connector I feel no air or vacuum, even if I put my thumb on it and cover all ports.

What can I do to fix it?

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Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 AT 6:20 PM

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  • Fordtech2000
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Trace the white vacuum line (I believe it's white) from the switch through the firewall to the engine it's probably broke somewhere

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Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 AT 5:20 AM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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The vent doors are actuated by vacuum. Follow the supply hose to the engine (through the firewall). Chances are the plastic hose is cracked or melted.

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 AT 4:05 AM

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