Thanks for responding, Wrenchtech. In response to your questions:
I don't have anything that sheds that rides in the car.
I checked the air intake area and it seemed clear. I tried floating a plastic straw wrapper up near the fan and it *would* have been sucked in if I let it. The air intake seemed strong.
The vents seem to behave as expected when the control knob is adjusted.
However, as I thought about your questions "is there air coming from where it shouldn't be" I noticed that I WAS feeling some air on my leg nearest the console. When I got up underneath it seems there is some air leaking from behind the dash where there is a foam "gasket" that is not sealing as well as it probably should be. I did my best to seal it with some gorilla tape (high tech, I know) and while that seemed to seal up most of the leak it didn't really make the air flow from the vents much stronger.
I suppose there could be other leaks like this but I don't know where. Any other suggestions in general?
Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 AT 5:18 PM