Not a vacuum leak

Not a vacuum leak

Postby Tcrane12 [OP] » January 2nd 2019, 3:16pm

Hello everyone. I have a 2003 GMC Safari that won't blow onto the windshield. No defrost. All the zones seem to be changing properly but when swithched to defrost no air moves by the windshield.
I've gone as far as to remove the cover from the blend door and make sure it's closing/sealing and all seems well.
what am I missing??
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Re: Not a vacuum leak

Postby Tcrane12 [OP] » January 3rd 2019, 4:05pm

no defrost on windshield but vents on sides for the windows blow air
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Re: Not a vacuum leak

Postby sixsixsixsix is online! » January 3rd 2019, 10:16pm

Glad you got it fixed - I'll pass it on.



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Re: Not a vacuum leak

Postby Leeann_93 » January 4th 2019, 12:21am

sixsix wrote:Glad you got it fixed - I'll pass it on.



Um, huh? He hasn't posted that anything is fixed.
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Re: Not a vacuum leak

Postby TurnNburn » January 4th 2019, 12:27am

Leeann_93 wrote:
sixsix wrote:Glad you got it fixed - I'll pass it on.



Um, huh? He hasn't posted that anything is fixed.

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Re: Not a vacuum leak

Postby AstroWill » January 4th 2019, 12:32am

Just being 'helpful''?

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Re: Not a vacuum leak

Postby sixsixsixsix is online! » January 4th 2019, 6:16pm

TurnNburn wrote:
Leeann_93 wrote:
sixsix wrote:Glad you got it fixed - I'll pass it on.



Um, huh? He hasn't posted that anything is fixed.

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Here's what the OP said:
Tcrane12 wrote:Not a vacuum leak




Did I miss something, guys?
Does he not need any more help ... :whistle:



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Re: Not a vacuum leak

Postby AstroWill » January 4th 2019, 8:10pm

I would be looking at the defrost and mode doors, linkages, and actuators.

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Re: Not a vacuum leak

Postby Astro Pop » January 4th 2019, 8:46pm

I'm also curious as to the answer. I have the notorious going away problem. Good airflow at vents in cruise and decelleration, but loss of airflow on hills & acceleration. three replacement vacuum valves at the firewall even added a extra check valve justa after the new "tee" valve. Still no change. Replaced lines going thru firewall, no change. Where is the actuator controlling the airflow?
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Re: Not a vacuum leak

Postby TBLBill » January 4th 2019, 10:14pm

I don't know too much about that center windshield air vent, but I would first look into whether there's a hose connection or something loose. There's no setting that allows for the side defroster vents to blow without the windshield vent also blowing, so there must be a problem that's allowing air only to the sides and not to the center.
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Re: Not a vacuum leak

Postby TurnNburn » January 4th 2019, 10:29pm

my guess would be bad actuator as well
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Re: Not a vacuum leak

Postby TBLBill » January 4th 2019, 10:37pm

Found this diagram for the HVAC system in another post, maybe it can help.

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Re: Not a vacuum leak

Postby TurnNburn » January 4th 2019, 11:27pm

That's neat, haven't seen that one before. Very informative
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Re: Not a vacuum leak

Postby Birdshake » January 5th 2019, 12:08am

Astro Pop wrote:I'm also curious as to the answer. I have the notorious going away problem. Good airflow at vents in cruise and decelleration, but loss of airflow on hills & acceleration. three replacement vacuum valves at the firewall even added a extra check valve justa after the new "tee" valve. Still no change. Replaced lines going thru firewall, no change. Where is the actuator controlling the airflow?


I would check the vacuum tank reservoir ball thing. whether it's cracked or the hose going to it is damaged could cause those symptoms. Under heavy load the engine produces less vacuum, the the reservoir is suppose to keep those HVAC functions working properly.
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Re: Not a vacuum leak

Postby TurnNburn » January 5th 2019, 12:34am

What is that ball thing called? I foolishly deleted it when I did my v8 swap and I have been trying to find a new one but seem to be striking out with names I would think it would be.
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Re: Not a vacuum leak

Postby Leeann_93 » January 5th 2019, 12:40am

Vacuum reservoir or vacuum tank
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Re: Not a vacuum leak

Postby MechBob » January 5th 2019, 12:43am

Vacuum reservoir
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Re: Not a vacuum leak

Postby MechBob » January 5th 2019, 12:44am

Leeann beat me,lol
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Re: Not a vacuum leak

Postby MechBob » January 5th 2019, 12:45am

AstroPop,the mode actuators are slightly right of center of dash.
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Re: Not a vacuum leak

Postby TurnNburn » January 5th 2019, 12:56am

Ah thanks for chiming in guys, found it. For those looking, this is the cheapest one I could find.

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