2003 FORD F250 VACUUM LINE

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  • 2003 Ford F-250

Heater problem
2003 Ford F250 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 85000 miles

Hi.I have a 2003 F-250 Diesel. Recently my automatic front hugs quit working. They work fine when I lock them in manually but they don't engage automatically. Also my heater/AC selector switch will not change positions, it only comes from the defroster vents. It will not change to panel or floor. Does anyone know if these two items are controled by engine vacuum or not? Any advice is greatly appreciated. MIke

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Friday, March 14th, 2008 AT 4:11 PM

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  • merlin2021
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Yep! There will be a reserve tank for the heat a/c register switching, is the vac pump on the truck working? Put a gauge on it and see if it's at 18-22Hg.

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Friday, March 14th, 2008 AT 4:21 PM
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Thanks merlin. The old pump was not working so I replaced it. My auto hubs and my panel vents now work but I must have a leak in a line or the resevior tank. If I shut the truck off with the panel vents selected and wait for a while, when I start back up the defroster vents are active until the pump picks back up and then it switches back to the panel vents. I confirmed this with a friends truck, his remains on the panel vents after restarting the vehicle hours later. Does anyone know of a easy way to find a vacuum line leak?

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 AT 6:54 PM
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Get a can of spray gumout, spray the vac lines and maniflod area, when the idle changes, youve found the leak! You want the engine running and spray on the outside but do direct the stream onto the hoses, if it is a vacuum leak, the engine idle will change speed, then you have detected a leak, repair the vacuum leak and see how it runs! With a diesel it's harder, you might need a smoke machine.

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Thursday, March 27th, 2008 AT 2:54 AM

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