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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-23-2010, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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HVAC Question

I believe that this was discussed recently, but I've searched and can't find it.

I have a 2009 Ranger, but I'm sure my issue would apply to virtually any Ford. What's happening is sometimes when I start my truck and turn the HVAC on to defrost, I get a handful of leaves falling out onto my passenger side floor mat. What really intrigues me is that these leaves are still intact.

I thought that the outside air was drawn in through the cowl, which on my Ranger has holes less than 1/4" in diameter; the underside of the truck is at least a foot off the ground, so they wouldn't get drawn in that way, and besides, how does a leaf get past the evaporator or heating coils? I don't park under trees anywhere - I'm baffled by this.

Hopefully one of the fine members here will be able to shed some light for me.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-23-2010, 11:08 PM
 
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I've had that happen, too. I guess there must be gaps large enough to let an intact leaf get through. It's a mystery.

I really wish there was a way to be able to easily get at the plenum to put a shopvac hose inside to clean it out. The debris rattling around inside drives me nuts. That can't be clean. I wonder what's growing in there?

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Mmmmm....mystery goo.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-25-2010, 05:09 PM
 
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Lol Ive never had this happen before. I would be totally thrown if it did! Share if you figure it out, maybe Ive just been lucky.

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