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1997 Eldorado a/c blows out thru the defroster vents,

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1997 Eldorado a/c blows out thru the defroster vents, sometimes will blow out the dash vents but then goes back to the defroster vent
JA: Have you checked the Freon level? Have you checked the hoses?
Customer: no I havent checked the freon level in over 1 year
JA: What is the model of your '97 Cadillac?
Customer: Eldorado
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: just checking electronics
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: ????? sometimes it blows out the dash vents but then sticks in the defrost vent
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 4 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

You could have a door/actuator problem on the heater box, the problem may be with the programmer, the control head, or a loss of proper vacuum supply. The programmer is what controls vacuum supply to the actuators, if it is failing or there is a poor vacuum supply from the engine then it will cause what you're having.

Are you able to control temperature at the time you're unable to control mode?

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