2002 Jeep Wrangler Alternating air vents

Tiny
ERICBEAU86
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  • 2002 JEEP WRANGLER
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 49,000 MILES
My air vents, no matter if it is Air condition or a heater. My air seems to be alternating from the defrosters, to the floor then to the main vents; no matter what setting the toggle is on. I do have to say that I works everytime on defroster.
Can you tell me if it is a electrical problem with the electrical toggles or a vaccum vent problem and how to fix this, can it be fixed by an unexperienced guy? Thank you
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Sunday, January 18th, 2009 AT 5:39 PM

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Tiny
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I am also having this problem would love to find a fix
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Sunday, November 6th, 2011 AT 9:13 PM
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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I'M LOOKING IN "MITCHELL I" A SPIFF WE GET HERE.

MIT 1 IS A ONLINE REPAIR MANUAL

IMMA JEEP CJ KINDA GUY

I KNOW LITTLE ABOUT NEWER JEEP VEHICLES LIKE YOURS

I HAVE BEEN SORTA LOOKING FOR YOU A SOLUTION OR A RECALL ANYTHING THAT MIGHT HELP YOU

DO YA'LL HAVE A MANUAL HVAC SYSTEM OR AN AUTOMATIC? THIS MIGHT HELP MY SEARCH. ALONG WITH WRANGLER. SE. SPORT. SAHARA.X?

THE BEST THING I HAVE FOUND THUS FAR THAT MIGHT HELP IS A "VACUUM CHECK VALVE"

SAYS IT IS INSTALLED IN THE ACCESSORY VACUUM SUPPLY LINE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT---NEAR THE VACUUM TAP ON THE INTAKE MANIFOLD AND AT THE HVAC UNIT TAKEOUT (WHATEVER THAT IS/MEANS!)

I FOUND ANOTHER REFERENCE TO THE CHECK VALVE AS BEING BETWEEN THE VACUUM RESERVOIR AND THE INTAKE MANIFOLD

I'LL LOOK FOR A DIAGRAM

IF THIS "CHECK" IS NOT CHECKIN' ANYMORE, IT MAY BE YOUR PROBLEM. ON OLD FORD TRUCKS, WHEN VACUUM DROPS AS WITH PULLING A HILL, THE VACUUM WOULD DROP AND THE HEATER BLEND DOOR WOULD FALL TO "DEFAULT" WHICH WAS DEFROST. EVEN WITH A VACUUM RESERVOIR, IT WOULD STILL HAPPEN!

SO IF I FIND IT IN A DIAGRAM, YOU MIGHT CHECK IT BOTH WAYS, WITH A VACUUM GUN. OR DO THE TEST THE EZ WAY----INSTALL THE CHECK ON A LIVE VACUUM LINE SEE IF IT S. UCKS AIR FROM THE OPEN END---THEN REMOVE AND REVERSE IT ON THE LINE AND SEE IF IT S. UCKS AIR THAT WAYIT SHOULD BE NO S. UCKAGE IN ONE DIRECTION!

PICS. IN ORDER

2.5 WRANGLER

4.0 WRANGLER

WRANGLER SPORT

HOPE THIS DOES SOMETHING FOR YOU. BLOWS MY MIND, HOW YOU CAN RUIN SIMPLICITY OVER THE YEARS!

THE MEDIC
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 4:23 AM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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The vent door actuators are operated from engine vacuum. If there is a leak, they can change directions for you as well as not move at all. What to do is start by checking under the dash for vacuum leaks. If you are lucky, you may hear a hissing sound with the engine running. That will help locate it. Next, there is a supply hose from the engine compartment that supplies vacuum to the system. On these vehicles, chrysler used a hard plastic hose with standard rubber hose at each end to connect with. What happens over time is the hard plastic dries out and cracks. Therefore, you have partial vacuum but reduced.

Check for leaks. I feel confident that is the problem. CJ attached vacuum schematics to help. Let us know if you have other questions.
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 5:13 AM
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MACKLAND36
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I think I fixed it with your info Jacob. Behind the right front wheel and looking up at the frame they have a hidden box in the frame. That is where I found the bad vac hose. I think it fixed it. Thanks Mackland
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 10:43 PM
Tiny
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Glad to help. Let us know for sure if it's fixed.
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 11:08 PM

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