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2000 Acura TL Question: AC SYSTEM MAKES A NOSIE WHEN SYSTEM IS TURNED OFF. FLAPPER VALVE NOT SEATING?

 

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swilky, 3.2L V6, Virginia Beach, VA, March 26, 2012, 07:49
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When AC system is turned off. you hear a sound inside the car below dash. I can see what appears to be a valve / switch moving back and forth as if its stuck on not seating creating a noise. Sounds like plastic on plastic thumping?

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12984 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper March 26, 2012, 13:06
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    ITS PROBABLY A BLEND DOOR ACTUATOR THAT HAS BAD GEARS AND CANNOT CLOSE OR OPEN PROPERLY

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    swilky, March 27, 2012, 13:17
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    Not sure, BUT I electrically disconnected and reconnected and its working now! Is the blend door inside the vent system? Sounds like it is something that directs air flow?

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    globalhelper, March 28, 2012, 05:20
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    yes and it may work now but it will do it again

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    swilky, March 28, 2012, 16:29
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    Its doing it again! How do you fix it? How much?

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    globalhelper, March 28, 2012, 16:54
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    it depends on which one it is on the labor and the part im not sure. i know chevy's are like 276.00 ea if that helps. call acura and ask for the price on the part.

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    swilky, March 29, 2012, 11:10
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    thanks on line its 131.00

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