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Author Topic: Clicking noise,how to access air vents  (Read 371 times)

Offline wazevan

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Clicking noise,how to access air vents
« on: June 17, 2019, 09:31:09 PM »
Hi,
Noticed today a clicking coming from the front centre console.First i thought it was the cd player.on closer inspection it was coming from the 3 round vents.When i change the flow direction,it makes a sound like clucking,mis alinement.I used a torch and can see the flaps miving but they juddering.is there any easy access or any way i can lubrucate them.Its fine niw but concerned it coukd get worse.Thanks

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Clicking noise,how to access air vents
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019, 07:37:23 AM »
Could you spray a bit of silicone lubricant down there? I find that silicone lubricant is excellent for stopping plastic catching and sticking against plastic
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

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Offline wazevan

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Re: Clicking noise,how to access air vents
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2019, 04:55:26 PM »
Ive used silcone spray on dashboard to stop sqeeks in past,but not to sure if its safe to spray inside of vent

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Clicking noise,how to access air vents
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2019, 05:49:36 PM »
Good point, could you call the number on the back of the can and I expect they will have a technical helpline who will be able to confirm (maybe look at a can in the shop and call before buying).. fingers crossed
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

Offline johnnyroper

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Re: Clicking noise,how to access air vents
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2019, 06:12:45 PM »
It will be fine using silicone spray on the vents as they are only plastic.

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Re: Clicking noise,how to access air vents
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2019, 02:58:39 PM »
Hi all,i used spray but the bloody sstraw shoot off and went into vents . So now im trying to find out if i can just tske the vents iff without dismantkeing the dash.i can see straw  but cannit hook it.

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Clicking noise,how to access air vents
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2019, 10:49:57 PM »
Could you fish the straw out by sticking a coat hanger wrapped with sellotape (sticky side on the outside) to try and stick on to it so you can pull it back out
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

Offline wazevan

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Re: Clicking noise,how to access air vents
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2019, 07:17:58 PM »
Thwe bloody thing has now  dropped inside .Tryed to hook but i knicked it and it disapeared.On a plus side no sweaking.Just dont know wot to do

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Clicking noise,how to access air vents
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2019, 09:02:23 PM »
I wonder if it would harm to just leave it there
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

 

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