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Why won't blower fan blow out defrosters ?

(2002 Oldsmobile Alero)
in Saint Cloud, MN on November 14, 2013
all fan speeds work but won't switch from floor to defroster outlets.
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of Greg's Orange Auto on November 15, 2013
agree with #1
of G. T. Service Center on November 15, 2013
The defrost door is operated by the Red & Yellow vacuum lines, Per 'Mitchell'. The Blue & Green operate the Mode door which closes the vents. Don't agree with blend door, unless you have a heating issue.
on November 14, 2013
If this vehicle has a vacuum harness to the vent control system, follow the line through the firewall to the vacuum pump and make sure there are no breaks in the line. You will know from past experience if it was a vacuum setup by when you adjusted the direction you probably heard an 'air slurp' as you switched from floor to defrost etc.
on November 14, 2013
check your blend door actuator
of Gillespie's Auto Service on November 15, 2013
When you select defrost vacuum should be applied to the blue vacuum line which pushes the defrost door open and the heater door closed, and the red vacuum line which closes off the dash vents.
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