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F355 BRLINETTA AC VENTS PROBLEM

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by GABU, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. GABU

    GABU Karting

    Jan 29, 2008
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    GABE
    I have a 1998 F355 Belinetta and i've been told that the the apparatus that opens and closes the ac vents is not working and needs to be replaced. The ac works fine and send COLD AIR however it looks like one vent is closed and the other half open as the air is almost not coming into the cabin... you could only feel it thru the foot rest but in the hot days of south florida is like being in a oven.
    The only controller that I found on the RICAMBI AMERICA WEBSITE DRAWINGS is a 1800 ... controller ......... is that the one ? thank you !
     
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  3. Ricambi America

    Ricambi America F1 World Champ
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    If the air deflection is not working and you are certain it is the little motor, then this is what you need:

    http://www.ricambiamerica.com/product_info.php?products_id=254040
     
  4. GABU

    GABU Karting

    Jan 29, 2008
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    THANK YOU SO SO SO SO SO MUCH ... ! THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT I ACTUALLY POSTED SOMETHING AND I JUST CANT BELIEVE THE SPEED !! THANK YOU !
     
  5. brian.s

    brian.s F1 Rookie
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    check your pm's
     
  6. 285ferrari

    285ferrari Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Are you referring to the vents themselves that are not opened? The 3 dash vents have no electrical opening to them, they open and close by turning the dial at the bottom of each one. I have seen them closed and the plastic dial mechanism break keeping the vent closed .. Make sure all 3 vents are opened and you can see the flap in the back opened..
     
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  8. 285ferrari

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    Daniel, what does this part do? When you turn the HVAC knob to vent, it deflects the air towards the vents and not feet, etc?
     
  9. Ricambi America

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    It moves the air deflection flap around on the evap box.
     
  10. 285ferrari

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    Thanks, good to know....
     
  11. GABU

    GABU Karting

    Jan 29, 2008
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    well after a bit of work I was able to get the motor out. It is a very tight spot and you cannot see the screws..
    since i am a big guy i had to remove the passenger seat to be able to work.
    Finally after removing the motor i plugged it back up and powered up the car and and it does not rotate when you move the switch bet the different selections .. feet, dash up front or down ... it is always in down, which means that he little bastard stopped working for some unknown reason... i will order a new one from RICAMBI and install it back up next saturday.
     
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  13. GABU

    GABU Karting

    Jan 29, 2008
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    GABE
    After installing the new Actuator on the air box the vent still dont work.
    I plug the actuator and when you power everything up and you activate the switch in theory you should see the actuator move ... however it does not ..
    you switch the position from top to front to bottom and nothing ... ! I looked for fuses and there are none .. s if anyone has a clue .. please let me know.
     
  14. 285ferrari

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    I would think somewhere there is a fuse to it---maybe combined with something else....
     
  15. tatios

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    Dec 11, 2006
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    Edward Tatios
    Did you ever solve this problem?
     
  16. GABU

    GABU Karting

    Jan 29, 2008
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    problem solved !! it was a small little motor recommended by ricambi america.
    The little gears in the original motor were dried up and somehow they broke.
    it is amazing how such a beautiful and expensive car can be mace with such low quality parts. I GUESS IT IS ALL ABOUT LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT kinda thing !
     
  17. tatios

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    Thanks for the follow up!
     
  18. ready321now

    ready321now Formula Junior

    Jan 5, 2013
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    I have the same problem. SO, if it was not the evaporator unit...what part was actually broken?
     

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