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Gambit

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Problem solved!

By Gambit

I recently had a water leak in the Cougar and the passenger side was soaked! I was laying towels on the floor board to get up all the water! What a pain! I was told it was the Vacuum Control Valve, which discontinued, so when I did a little research, I found a place online that had one. So I ordered it but when it came in, I noticed it was slightly different from what I could tell mine looked like. After further inspection on my car, I noticed that there was nothing wrong with mine after all. It was just disconnected from the lever that controls the vent! lol I'm learning as I go here, but at least it was a $0.00 fix! Still haven't figured out why parts are being discontinued............. Hhmmmmmmmmmm

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Gambit
Aug 3, 2011 at 7:58 pm
It's not coolant. According to what they are telling me, the plastic arm that the Vacuum Control Valve for the recirculation vent connects to is broken. It has 2 prongs that the arm of the valve connects to and 1 of those prongs is broken. So it just pops off when you change the A/C from normal to max. He said he could drill a hole through it and connect it with a screw, to keep it from coming apart. As for the water, he said that it is condensation from the A/C. For whatever reason, it is being dumped inside the car instead of outside.
 
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racecougar
Aug 3, 2011 at 10:13 am
Is it rainwater or is it coolant? If it's rainwater, you need to reseal the fresh air inlet under the passenger side cowl. If it's coolant, the heater core needs to be replaced.
 
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Gambit
Aug 2, 2011 at 10:48 pm
Ok, so I had to break down and bring it to the shop today so they can fix it for me................. So aggravated! lol Hopefully I will have it back tomorrow and it will be all fixed, for real this time!
 
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Gambit
Jul 2, 2011 at 1:25 pm
I can barely get one hand in there! lol I'm not sure if that would work. Its a tiny plastic nipple that is suppose to snap into the arm of the valve. I guess it's just worn.
 
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hotrodingpitbul
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Jul 2, 2011 at 10:51 am
can u put ductape around it 2 keep it in there might b a small clip that is wore out so u might have 2 replace the clip if no clip and it is just a rod that gose through a hole then try a cotterpin let me know if this helped
 
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Gambit
May 28, 2011 at 5:52 pm
Argh! It popped off again! More dang water! Geez! Now I got to figure out how to keep it from coming off!
 

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