Vauxhall astra 2002 year - stuck recirculation flap? - dumbo

Hi,

My car steams up inside really badly. I thought it would be a leak somewhere but I recently found it to be an air recirculation problem.

I was following an old tractor emitting loads of smoke so I used the recirculation button. The light came on and did its job. When past the tractor, I pressed the button to turn it off and the light went out, as it should. However the car steamed up badly and it has been doing it ever since.

I had an electrician check the wiring of the recirculation button and he said it was alright. So, I imagine that there a mechanism within the ventilation system that is stuck in the closed position.

Am I likely to be right and would it be an expensive business to repair?

Vauxhall astra 2002 year - stuck recirculation flap? - Peter.N.

The flaps are usually driven by a servo motor which can either stick or pack up completely, I would suspect that's your problem.

Vauxhall astra 2002 year - stuck recirculation flap? - dumbo

Thanks. Peter. I'll get a mechanic to quote me on that.

Best wishes,

 

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