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Unread 01-17-2015, 07:36 PM   #1
HawkEyeEarl
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1979 cj7 heater vent flap loose

My 1979 cj7 heater vent flap is loose.
I have my dash off to install another one with no extra holes in it.
So I am doing some under dash maintenance.
I have all the cables greased and moving smoothly.
I noticed the passenger side air flap would not move.
Took off the heater face and saw the PO had taped it shut.
I removed tape and noticed it moves on its rod and does not open and close with the cable - just stays open.
How do you fix that ? Hammer it ? solder it? Gorilla glue it ?

Paper defroster duct was crumbled so I ordered another.

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Unread 01-18-2015, 09:18 PM   #2
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From the pic it looks like the rod doesn't go through the side of the case. It goes through to a bracket that a cable hooks to. It also has a spring to give it some tension. Do you have this. Do you have a pic of the outside of the case. I dug through some pics This is the lever on the outside of the case.
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Unread 01-18-2015, 10:15 PM   #3
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Nice work jammer1
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Unread 01-19-2015, 06:49 PM   #4
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It has cable and spring like yours. I used gorilla glue on it a couple days ago. I put it back together today. I adjusted the cable.

I will see how long the glue holds the flap the rod.


That white lithium grease is bright on my heater cables that I used to loosen them up.


Cables move nice and easy now instead of very stiff as they were.

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Unread 01-19-2015, 06:54 PM   #5
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What is the glue for?
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Unread 01-19-2015, 07:00 PM   #6
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That plastic item at the bottom of the picture your post above, where does it go? It is at the bottom right corner of your board - somewhat rectangular.
Do you have a picture of it assembled?
I have had the piece for more than a decade but was not even sure it came with my jeep - I had a lot of parts loose when I got the jeep.
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Unread 01-19-2015, 07:02 PM   #7
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My flap was loose on the rod. When you moved the cable the flap just sat there. I was too loose for the rod to move it.
That is why was asking how the flap attached to the rod - friction? solder ?
It is now glued and works for the time being though I am dubious of it lasting.


Rivet ?

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Unread 01-19-2015, 07:19 PM   #8
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If the glue comes loose, clean it with something like carb cleaner. Pry it apart a little (where the rod goes through the slits of the metal plate). Ruff up what you can with sand paper to give it a bite. The piece you are talking about is a air duct that mounts to the bottom of the dash just to the right of the steering column. Here's some pics. You can see through the steering wheel and in the other pics. The upper duct work on the left side has a vent that this butts up to, to direct the cool air onto you.
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Unread 01-19-2015, 07:29 PM   #9
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So the rod is friction fit. That makes sense.
Air duct for the drivers side. I had never noticed that on jeeps.
One more item I can fix.
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