Air will not blow out of correct vent

Tiny
PILOT330
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  • 2002 FORD RANGER
When I turn on my A/C unit the air will only blow out of the defrost vent on top of dash instead of front vent. Is it a vacuum problem? Can I fix it?

Thanks for anything advice you can provide.
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Friday, May 20th, 2011 AT 4:53 PM

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Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Yes I would agree vacuum problem. Check to see if supply hose is attached engine compressor near evaporator box. If good then need to remove control head check mode switch.
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Friday, May 20th, 2011 AT 5:24 PM
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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The mode selection is done through a series of air doors that are operated by vacuum. When there is either a partial or total loss of vacuum, the system will default to either defrost or on some vehicles, heat. Acceleration can also have an effect on the doors for the same reason.

Look under the hood for a small black plastic hose coming through the firewall. Follow it to the vacuum source looking for any breaks, cracks or leaks. Also, follow any other lines that branch off because they may go to a vacuum reservoir (storage tank) and a leak there will cause the same problem. Using a vacuum gauge to determine if you have full vacuum at any given point is the best way to find it. You can cut into the line anywhere and splice it back together with a piece of vacuum hose. Find the broken line, you found your problem.
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Friday, May 20th, 2011 AT 5:35 PM
Tiny
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Where is mode switch? The cab?
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Friday, May 25th, 2018 AT 8:29 AM
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Yes mode select switch is in dash HVAC control panel. Sets air flow for defroster. Floor heat or cool etc. What is problem?
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Friday, May 25th, 2018 AT 2:34 PM

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