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            Expect sweltering summer days in your vehicle when your vacuum system goes bad because of a defective vacuum element. There are a couple of vacuum elements in your machine and if one of them gets messed up, you'll most likely have problems with your A/C system. The most common problem with vacuum elements is the development of leaks over time due to wear and extreme heat under the hood. Some drivers go McGyver when their vacuum elements malfunction, but no amount of makeshift solutions will get rid of your vacuum issues for good. Instead of wasting your time tinkering with your old stock element that isn't really fit for anything but the trash can, just install a new element for a quick and easy solution. It's also advisable to replace all your vacuum elements, so that all of them will be able to hold vacuum for a long period of time. Here at Auto Parts Warehouse, we have a heavy-duty vacuum element for you regardless of your make or model. We have over 550,000 aftermarket parts that exactly match OEM specs and which we deliver the fastest and most secure way possible. So shop for a new vacuum element today and you'll thank yourself when the sun sizzles and you're in your car, enjoying a continuous stream of fresh, cool air.

            Buying Guides

            3 Must-Have Features of the Best Vacuum Elements

            Does your air conditioning system malfunction specially during a hot summer's day? Your car probably has a broken vacuum element. Vacuum elements play a special part in maintaining the function of your A/C system. Its job is to regulate the fresh air recirculator flap that lets fresh air into the A/C system for better and cleaner interior ventilation. Vacuum elements usually malfunction once the diaphragms break due to pressurized air. Once the rubber diaphragms leak, the central air ventilation won't work rendering the entire A/C system useless. Choosing the best vacuum element replacement is easy, as long as you know the 5 must-have features for vacuum elements.

            Durable rubber diaphragms

            Because the rubber diaphragms are usually the ones that get broken first, it would be reasonable to look for durable and leak-resistant rubber diaphragms. One of the most durable rubber materials available in the market is polymer-based rubber. Polymer-based composite rubber diaphragms do not easily break, and can contain pressurized air without leaking. This kind of rubber can last from 5 to 7 years until it leaks due to constant pressure.

            Critical sealing tolerance

            An important aspect of vacuum elements is its sealing tolerance which determines its ability to control fresh air circulation for your car's A/C system. Aside from being durable, rubber diaphragms should also have thin walls made from Viton, Nitrile, EDPM or Silicone material. Aside from added sealing tolerance, thin-walled rubber diaphragms make it easy for the spring mechanism to work as well.

            Longer warranty

            The best vacuum element manufacturers are confident on the quality of their product, so a longer warranty would not be a problem to them. When choosing the right vacuum element for your car, look for brands that give you the longest warranty deals usually ranging from 9 to 12 months of limited warranty.

            Repair Guides

            Quick Guide to Vacuum Element Replacement

            Has your car's air conditioning system been acting strange, giving unstable coolness? Or is it broken already? Your A/C can end up inoperative due to different problems that are often linked to a faulty vacuum element. A vacuum element or vacuum pod can often fail due to the susceptibility of the rubber diaphragm to getting torn when overly exposed to pressurized air. Now, because the system is outfitted with several vacuum elements, it can be a challenge finding the problematic one. And having to replace one for fresh air recirculation flap, for instance, is yet another problem to figure out.

            Difficulty Level: Easy

            What you'll need:

            • Screwdriver
            • Masking tape
            • Marker pens
            • New vacuum element

            Step 1: Locate the vacuum element for the fresh air recirculation flap. Vacuum elements or vacuum pods are installed in different locations as decided upon by the car manufacturer for specific models. Although oftentimes, you'll find them behind the dashboard, thus requiring you to take the dash off in order to gain access to the vacuum pods. But for those having the vacuum elements in the glove box, a screwdriver will help easily pop them out.

            Step 2: Do not open the dashboard while the battery is still fully connected in order to prevent any accidents caused by electric shock. At least disconnect the negative terminal from the battery. After that, work your way in taking the dash off by unscrewing the bolts that hold the glovebox securely in place.

            Step 3: Now, get hold of the screwdriver that fits the hinge screws. Unhinge the lower part of the dashboard before removing the radio bracket. Also disconnect the electrical cable that connects the radio to the dash panel. This time around, the dashboard is totally freed so you can lift it off completely. Make sure to mark the points on all of the areas where the dash should be reinstalled. You can use a marker tape or pen for that.

            Step 4: Look for the vacuum element at the middle of the glovebox panel. Use the tip of the screwdriver to make the element pop out of the glovebox. You can either replace the faulty rubber diaphragm, or simply replace the entire vacuum element.

            Step 5: To take off the rubber diaphragm, remove first the cap and the strings so that it could easily pop out by itself.

            Step 6: Snugly install the new vacuum element onto the vacuum system. But before you do that, clean the area first and inspect for other glitches as well. Should there be any problems on the vacuum lines or with any device linked to it, get them fixed first.

            Step 7: After installing the new vacuum element to the vacuum system, see if it works already by starting the engine up. You need to reconnect the negative terminal to the battery for that.

            Step 8: If the device is working, reconnect all the cables that were disconnected. And then, reassemble the dashboard panel, following the marks that you made after disassembling the dash at the onset of the project. Make sure that all screws and bolts are tight and secure.

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