1997 Toyota Corolla AC problem

Tiny
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  • 1997 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 123,000 MILES
Hello, I just noticed today. The passenger side vent is very weak and the air is comin out wear your feet go. Also it sounds louder then usual over there. I tried movin the dial to put air on feet and head, etc. Anyone know whats going on. Also another problem is when im going about 45-50mph ill let off the gas pedal for about 1-2 secs and accelerate again and the acceleration isnt smoooth you feel like a pop its really hard to explain I hope someone can tell what im talking about. Thank You
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Saturday, March 14th, 2009 AT 11:19 PM

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Tiny
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The AC problem is most likely the blend door, or the hose connection to the vent has worked loose.
You will have to remove a significant portion of the dash to fix.

The acceleration problem could be many things, but start with fuel pressure and spark. Next check EGR, then convertor for any clogs.
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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 7:38 AM
Tiny
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I got new spark plugs ngk iridium the best ones I could get, new dist cap, new wires, new timing belt, and rotor. Could it be the fuel injector I dont think its ever been cleaned. I got the car at 108k miles and I havent got it checked or cleaned. Ty. Also does that lucas fu8el injector cleaner really work or is it garbage?
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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 4:01 PM
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Fuel injectors fail generally for two reasons, the electrical solenoid itself fails and they will not pulse properly or at all. And they can become clogged by fuel varnish or debris that gets past the filter.

If you suspect the injectors, you can remove them and have them cleaned and tested at a fuel injection shop. This is usually around $25-30 each.

Lucas is a good product as well as Chevron Techron and Seafoam, but they do take time to work.

If car sits in garage for any length of time (more than a week) use a fuel stabilizer, which will prevent the formation of varnish.
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Monday, March 16th, 2009 AT 7:26 AM

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