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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Question: A/C blows through Defrost vents.

 

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DougPotter, 7.3L V8 Diesel Turbo, North Richland Hills, TX, June 01, 2011, 18:24
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A/C blows through Defrost vents. Fuse chart shows # 28 which serves the back-up lamps too, which are not working. Vacuum Pump (Source on Diesels) has no power to it. All pointing to fuse #28. Fuse good. Power on both sides. Any suggestions?

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    Brian Glastetter June 01, 2011, 19:38
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    ISSUE:
    Some 1999-2006 F-Super Duty and 2000-2005 Excursion vehicles built before 6/27/2005 and 1999-2006 F650/750 vehicles, all vehicles equipped with the 7.3L or 6.0L diesel engine, may exhibit a vacuum pump that is inoperative or running continuously. If the pump is inoperative, the climate control system will default to defrost mode and the 4x4 system may also be affected.

    ACTION:
    Install a new vacuum pump. Before replacing the pump, check for and repair any pinched or leaking vacuum line(s).

    PART NUMBER PART NAME
    6C3Z-2A451-BA Vacuum Pump

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    DougPotter, June 01, 2011, 20:12
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    Brian, Thanks for your reply. I took a volt meter and with the motor running I had no voltage at the incoming wires to the vacuum pump. It's late here. Tomorrow I will use a jumper pair and apply direct power to the vacuum pump and see where it goes from there. My backup lamps not working and being assigned to the same fuse #28 makes me suspect an open circuit from th efuse box - out. I will let you know what I find and really appreciate your quick reply. Doug Potter

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    AutoNation Ford Fort Worth (21 Answers) , Fort Worth, TX - (817) 200-4212
    Bankston Ford Mazda Ft Worth June 02, 2011, 05:46
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    Doug, it is generally a vacuum leak at some place. More common at the pump and lines. I've seen a few on the pass. side where sometimes people have accidentally kicked the lines behind the glove box etc.
    Thanks,
    Dan

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