1993 E150 AC Question

Have a 93 E150 work van - auto - AC - straight 6 - 300K. With AC on and air blowing from top vents, when accelerating the AC goes to the windshield vents. Seems like a vacuume problem. Has anyone had this
problem. What part needs to be replaced.
Warren
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It's definitely a lack of vacuum, but there may not be much you can do about it. The first thing to do is check the heater control itself. Some of these have a vacuum switch that tends to come apart over time. I've replaced a couple over the years. The switch in question is what directs the vacuum to the right places as you move the lever on the control. You'll know it by the vacuum hose gang plug attached to it.
Next, look for any vacuum leaks under the hood. Look for cracked hoses, etc. Listen for whistles and noises. Then, you can use carb cleaner and spray the hoses while the engine is running. If it changes rpm, stumbles, etc., you know you have a leak at that location.
Having said all that, an engine with 300k miles is going to be pretty worn. It's going to have a good bit of cylinder, ring, and valve seal wear, and will not produce as much vacuum due to lower compression.
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