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Old August 7th, 2009, 06:08 PM   #1
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got a 01 ram 1500 van i'm working on the HVAC system. when you turn the control knob to change where the air flows i.e dash, defrost, floor. it either only goes to the floor or the defrost. what is that vacuum operated switch called? i can't find one new at any parts store and no one knows what i'm talking about
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Old August 7th, 2009, 06:49 PM   #2
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Its called a vacuum switch and is a dealer item.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 07:24 PM   #3
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mode door switch
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Old August 7th, 2009, 09:29 PM   #5
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3 different answers from 3 different people. gotta love auto parts
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Old August 7th, 2009, 09:38 PM   #6
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its a vaccum actuator
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ive also heard it called mode door switch. vacuum actuator is to vague of a term for that. theres to many vacuum actuators on a vehicle. i would go with mode door switch. just my opinion though
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see what the stealership calls it and goodluck!
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the dealership calls it 180 bucks. gotta buy the whole control head not just the vacuum switch. o well junkyard hopping i go.
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damper(sp?) switch???
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