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What would cause the windshield defroster in a 1997 Saturn SL1 to only blow air from the panel vents and floor vents instead of the defrost vents?


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2005-01-18 22:24:35
2005-01-18 22:24:35

IF a Vaccume hose comes off OR is bad going 2 the DASH Controls that will happen OR a bad Actuator or Actuator door (stuck) will cause that.Make sure the vaccume Canister is not cracked (if it hs one) Usally it's a very small Vaccume line(hose) that causes the Problem. You either have a vacuum leak in the heater control system, or a cable that has come off of its control panel...

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when the defroster is turned on, it activates the a/c compressor. the clutch may be locking up on the compressor.

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I have a 95 saturn and it cost an average of 300 dollars to get the windshield replaced.

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My answer would be to take it to a professional. Contact your insurance carrier. If you have Comprehensive coverage, the windshield will more than likely be replaced at no cost to you. Replacing a windshield is not a DIY job.


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