I have come to the conclusion that the RECIRC vacuum line has a leak in it. Based upon my observations, the "default" position is RECIRCULATE mode... IE the flaps close when the climate control is switched off. THey open on the freeway.... when I have the CC on economy and fresh air, air BLOWS (very fast) through the vents... and when I push RECIRCULATE, the airflow slows down to normal.
Air is forced in through ducts (below windshield, forcing open flaps....? Must be a leak I suppose... seems like a pretty sure thing...
Would a fault code appear if so? (I have 28, 60, 80, 82... all "intermittent" vs "continuous" codes.)
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