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Old 06-20-2006, 06:35 PM   #1
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On our way home from a super great week long rally (in Tombstone, Az.)with Alpine SoCal our dash air quit working. It had been working just fine and then we noticed no air - but we still have air coming out of the vents at the windshield. We have an 03 FDDS Alpine Coach.

Any suggestions before I start tearing things apart?

Thanks. Chuck
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On our way home from a super great week long rally (in Tombstone, Az.)with Alpine SoCal our dash air quit working. It had been working just fine and then we noticed no air - but we still have air coming out of the vents at the windshield. We have an 03 FDDS Alpine Coach.

Any suggestions before I start tearing things apart?

Thanks. Chuck
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Old 06-20-2006, 07:54 PM   #3
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You might want to clarify your situation a bit. When you say "no air" do you mean no air is blowing out of the dash vents or the air is blowing but is warm (same as outside temp), cool but not cold? Same thing with windshield vents-- warm air, cold air, or ??

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Old 06-20-2006, 10:43 PM   #4
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Hello Chuck & DJ:

Welcome to IRV2

I always enjoy the two of you and it was good to see you in AZ. The same thing happened to Donna & me. It turned out to be the Vacuum Pump; I replaced it without to much trouble. The pumps are not cheap; I later discovered they were a GM part although I do not have the part number. You can try to get one from GM that is used on the Duramax trucks.

The unit on the 01 was located on the outside of firewall and can be reached when the Gen slide is extended. Someone had to unscrew from inside while I held the nuts on the outside.
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:16 AM   #5
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Norm - the air coming thru to window vents was cool but there was (is) no air of any kind through the dash vents.

Dave - thanks for the info - I'll check it out - but how will I know if it is or isn't the pump?

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Old 06-23-2006, 01:51 PM   #6
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Chuck- Itsa long shot, but you might try:
rvsurplussalvage.com who might have parts from a wrecker
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Old 06-24-2006, 03:20 PM   #7
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Thanks for the tips everyone. I had Donna order the vaccum pump from Acme Air. It should be here in a few days. Hope this will solve the problem. Now the trick is to get it removed and replaced! Wow.

FYI - if anyone else has this problem Acme Air only has the one vaccum pump so you can't go wrong. I understand this is the pump that WRV uses.

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My new Apex had the same problem when we went to pick it up at the dealer. It was the vacuum pump. Not too hard to get to but it does take two people - one inside and one out, squirreling his hand up to reach the nuts. About a 15 minute job to replace.

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Chuck,

I'm sure you still have some of those little hand-held fans from the FH. Should help until you're repaired.

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