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Stupid AC Vent question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SC-Texas, Sep 16, 2006.

  1. SC-Texas

    SC-Texas Registered Member

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    How do you stop the vents from flopping around?

    Replace them?

    REplace the fitting that the vents insert into?
     
  2. Metrodps

    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    easy quick fix... fold up a piece of thin cardboard (white match book type) and stick under it.
     
  3. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I've seen on certain applications people will pop vents out and use an o-ring where the vent swivels. Might work for you.

    I believe the problem is that the vents and the piece they mount to are just a friction fit, as they wear, they loosen up.
     
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    I take the vents out and place some velcro on the sides of the vent. I only use the fabric side of the velcro as the other side wont work well, but I have done this on both of my trucks and it works quite well. :waytogo:
     
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    Actually, i bought new vents from my local Chevy dealer not long ago because of this and they have a small circular foam pad on each side to keep them put. My vents now move on their own once again so it's time to do something other than buying new vents.
     
  6. Metrodps

    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    What about some of the thin foam stuff they put under new motherboards when they ship them in boxes. I might have to dig thru some of my crap and try that.... Thanks for the tip 4x4high on the new having a foam disk on sides.
     
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    So maybe just a better type of foam...the GM stuff is probably cheap. :)

    Velcro idea certainly doesn't sound bad or hard to do either.
     
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    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Yea I think we are talking about a little friction on the sides I found the foam I was looking for and will try it on a vent I have. *thinks about cutting and selling them if it works*
     

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