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Which one are you looking to replace. Blend door actuator?

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2003 Malibu blows hot air from vents no matter where temp is set and on ac also


Blend door is not working. Could be the door is stuck, wiring issue, bad actuator or control panel issue. In your car, the actuator is not too hard to access. Follow the instructions to access the actuator. Check the connection. Before removing the actuator, turn the key on and change the temp setting. If you hear clicking from the actuator, it has probably stripped its gears. If not, remove the actuator and check to see if you can rotate the door by hand. If not, you will need to remove the duct to see why the door is jammed. If the door rotates by hand, plug the connector back into the actuator, turn the key on again, and change the temp setting while watching the gear on the actuator to verify operation. If the actuator doesn't turn the gear, the problem is with the actuator or the controller. Remove the connector again and probe the connector with a voltmeter. Turn the key on again and probe the terminal of the light blue wire. There should be voltage there when you change the temp setting. If not, the problem is with the control panel. If there is voltage of a few volts or more, the problem is the actuator.

Removal & Installation

Remove the fuse labeled HVAC CTRL (BATT).
Remove the left closeout panel.
Remove the knee bolster.
Remove the air temperature actuator screws.
Remove the air temperature actuator.
Remove the air temperature actuator wire harness connector.
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To install:

Install the air temperature actuator wire harness connector.
Install the air temperature actuator and tighten the mounting screws to 13 inch. lbs. (1.5 Nm).
Install the knee bolster
Install the left closeout panel.
Install the fuse labeled HVAC CTRL (BATT).


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Jul 25, 2017 | AC Cars & Trucks

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How do i fix a stuck blend door on 2010 dodge nitro?


I would pull off the blend door actuator and swap it out with a new one. Or another option is to swap it out with one of the other actuators. The blend door actuator is interchangeable with the actuators for the mode-air doors and the recirculation-air door.

Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.

If equipped, remove the silencer from below the driver side of the instrument panel.

Disconnect the wire harness connector from the blend door actuator located on the driver side of the air distribution housing.

Remove the two screws that secure the blend door actuator to the actuator mounting bracket and remove the actuator

Feb 17, 2015 | 2010 Dodge Nitro

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Where is the air door actuator located on a 2000 chevy astro?


Same as first set of instructions:
Mode Valve Actuator Replacement - Left Side Removal Procedure
  1. Remove the floor air outlet (center) from the vehicle.
  2. Remove the vacuum connector.
  3. Slide the actuator off the mounting bracket in order to remove the actuator.
  4. Rotate the mode door linkage down.
  5. Rotate the actuator (2) so that the actuator linkage slips off the post on the mode door linkage.
    Remove the actuator linkage from the mode door linkage

Mar 22, 2012 | 1999 Chevrolet Astro

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My 1997 ford f150 heater will not blow hot air. i have replace the switch that controls the hot and cold air. i do not know what else to do. i do not heat any vacuum noise when i switch it to the heater or...


first, check under te hood to see if the heater core water hoses are hot going in and coming out. If hot going in but cold coming out, water valve (if you have one) may not be working.
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Control System Outputs
The air management doors are controlled by vacuum control motors (18A318) and an A/C electronic door actuator motor (19E616). The air inlet and distribution doors are controlled by vacuum control motors. The temperature blend door is controlled by the A/C electronic door actuator motor.
The A/C electronic door actuator motor provides a variable number of temperature blend door positions. Temperature control position energizes the A/C electronic door actuator motor moving the temperature blend door.
Vacuum control motors are used on both air distribution and air inlet doors. The air inlet and panel/defrost doors use a two position vacuum control motor. The floor duct/panel door uses a three position vacuum control motor. Vacuum control motors are controlled by engine vacuum through the climate control head.
For more information on the control components Section 412-04 .
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Air Management Doors
The air management doors are controlled by vacuum control motors (18A318) and an A/C electronic door actuator motor (19E616). The air inlet and distribution doors are controlled by a vacuum control motor. The temperature blend door is controlled by the A/C electronic door actuator motor.
The A/C electronic door actuator motor provides a variable number of temperature blend door positions. Temperature control position energizes the A/C electronic door actuator motor moving the temperature blend door.
Vacuum control motors are used on both air distribution and air inlet doors. The air inlet and panel/defrost doors use a two position vacuum control motor. The floor duct/panel door uses a three position vacuum control motor. Vacuum control motors are controlled by engine vacuum through the climate control head.
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Section 412-04: Control Components - Climate Control 1997 F-150, F-250 Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION A/C Electronic Actuator
Removal
  1. Remove the floor duct panel.
    • Remove the two plastic push pins (one each side) and release the expander clip.
  1. Remove the RH instrument panel brace.
    1. Remove the lower nut.
    1. Remove the upper bolt.
    1. Remove the brace.
  1. Remove the LH instrument panel lower nut and position brace out of the way.
  1. Disconnect the vacuum harness from the vacuum actuator.
  1. Remove the floor duct.
    1. Remove the two screws (one each side).
    1. Remove the floor duct.
  1. Remove the panel/floor door vacuum control motor.
    1. Disconnect the vacuum line connector.
    1. Remove the two panel/floor door vacuum control motor screws.
    1. Slide the rod out of the door and remove the panel/floor door vacuum control motor.
  1. Remove the electronic actuator.
    1. Disconnect the electrical connector.
    1. Remove the three screws.
    1. Pull down to release the actuator shaft and remove the electronic actuator.

Jan 24, 2011 | 1997 Ford F150 Regular Cab

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My 2004 Avalanche ' heating system will not heat. No matter what the setting it either blows no air or cold air and it is 25 degrees outside so this is a problem. The engine is up to temp and I have tried...


The most likely cause is a failed blend door actuator; however I recommend a little troubleshooting. First, can you hear a clicking sound behind the dash when you turn the setting to hot? If yes, it is certainly the actuator stripping its gears. If not, check to make sure the heater hoses are both hot as they connect to the heater core at the firewall (in the engine compartment). If one or both of the hoses do not get hot, there is a blockage caused either by an air bubble or a stuck water control valve in the heater hose. If the hoses are both hot, the indication is again the blend door actuator.

Below are instructions for replacing the actuator. Look at the diagrams carefully--the big arrows point to the front of the truck and the actuator is on the side of the heater box above the outlet duct that runs to the driver's side of the floor. Also, the actuator is expensive, so I recommend you make sure it's bad and shop around a bit to get a good price. To check out the actuator, first see if you can turn the blend door by hand. If you can't turn it, maybe it's jammed. Also, reconnect the actuator after removing it and see what it does when you turn the heater to hot.

Removal & Installation
  1. Remove the floor air outlet duct extension (1) from the floor duct (2).

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Fig. Remove the floor air outlet duct extension (1) from the floor duct (2)


Disconnect the electrical connection at the blend door actuator (#10 in pic below). jturcotte_394.gif

Fig. Blend door actuator and related components


Remove the blend door actuator mounting screws from the HVAC module.


Remove the blend door actuator as an assembly with the actuator cam.
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Fig. Remove the blend door actuator mounting screws from the HVAC module



To install:

  1. Install the blend door actuator as an assembly with the actuator cam.
    1. Line up the heater/defroster valve lever with the blend door actuator cam slot.
    2. Line up the A/C valve lever with the blend door actuator cam

  2. Install the blend door actuator mounting screw to the HVAC module.
    1. Tighten the blend door actuator mounting screw to 14 inch lbs. (1.6 Nm).

  3. Connect the electrical connection at the blend door actuator (10).
  4. Install the floor air outlet duct extension (1) to the floor air duct (2).


Picture of actuator:


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Dec 07, 2010 | 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche

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The heat in my 2006 grand prix will not get hot. We replaced the thermostat and got nothing. So I got the radiator flush and force filled again. Still nothing. Temp of the motor still gets to the middle,...


Are the 2 tubes that go to the heater core getting hot? If so, then the blend door is not opening to allow heat to get to the cabin.

Possible vacuum motor problem, either disconnected, or the controller for the blend door is broken is likely problem.

Troubleshooting by Symptom Poor Heater System Performance CAUTION
Check all fluid levels and adjust as needed, before operating vehicle for extended periods at idle.
  1. Start the engine.
  2. Idle the engine until the thermostat opens (upper radiator hose will be hot) Is the engine at normal operating temperature (approx. 200° F)? If yes, go to the next step. If no, go to step 16.
  3. Set the mode selector to FLOOR mode.
  4. Set the heater control selector to the warmest temperature setting.
  5. Set the blower speed the lowest setting.
  6. Carefully feel the inlet and outlet heater hoses at the heater core. Is the inlet heater hose significantly hotter than the outlet heater hose? If yes, go to step 14. If no, go to the next step.
  7. Set the mode selector to PANEL mode.
  8. Select the maximum blower speed.
  9. Select the warmest temperature setting.
  10. Place a thermometer into the center I/P PANEL air outlet and affix a second thermometer to the heater core outlet heater hose.
  11. Record the temperature at the center I/P PANEL air outlet and at the heater core outlet heater hose. Are the two temperature readings about equal? If yes, go to the next step. If no, go to step 13.
  12. Inspect and repair the cowl, cowl area, recirculation door, and the HVAC evaporator/heater core case for cold air leaks. Repair any problems found, go to step 17.
  13. Inspect the temperature door operation. Repair any problems found, go to step 17.
  14. Turn OFF the engine. Back-flush the heater core. Start the engine. Select the FLOOR mode and the lowest blower speed. Select the warmest temperature setting. Feel the temperature of the inlet and outlet heater hoses at the heater core. Is the inlet heater hose feel significantly hotter than the outlet heater hose? If yes, go to the next step. If no, go to step 17.
  15. Replace the heater core. When the repair is completed, go to step 17.
  16. Check for low engine temperature problems, Repair or replace as needed, go to step 17.
  17. Operate the system in order to verify the repair. If the system operates properly, the repair is complete. If the heater still does not work properly, repeat the entire procedure.
Air Door Actuators/Motors Removal & Installation Recirculation Actuator To Remove:
  1. Remove the right lower instrument panel (I/P) insulator.
  2. Remove the glove box assembly. Recirculation actuator (Typical) gm-10-00-3695.gif

  3. Remove the mounting screws and recirculation actuator from the HVAC module assembly.
  4. Disconnect the recirculation actuator harness connector.
To Install:
  1. Align the recirculation actuator slots with the flats on the actuator door shaft.
  2. Install and secure the recirculation actuator on the HVAC module assembly with the mounting screws.
  3. Connect the recirculation actuator harness connector.
  4. Install the glove box assembly.
  5. Install the right lower I/P insulator.
  6. Calibrate the recirculation actuator.
Mode Actuator To Remove:
  1. Remove the right lower instrument panel (I/P) insulator.
  2. Remove the glove box assembly. Mode actuator gm-10-00-4356.gif

  3. Remove the mounting screws and mode actuator from the HVAC module assembly.
  4. Disconnect the mode actuator harness connector.
To Install:
  1. Align the mode actuator slots with the flats on the actuator door shaft.
  2. Install and secure the mode actuator on the HVAC module assembly with the mounting screws.
  3. Connect the mode actuator harness connector.
  4. Install the glove box assembly.
  5. Install the right lower I/P insulator.
  6. Calibrate the mode actuator.
Air Temperature Actuator Right Side To Remove:
  1. Remove the right lower instrument panel (I/P) insulator.
  2. Remove the glove box assembly. Air temperature actuator (right side) gm-10-00-4356.gif

  3. Remove the mounting screws and right air temperature actuator from the HVAC module assembly.
  4. Disconnect the right air temperature actuator harness connector.
To Install:
  1. Align the right air temperature actuator slots with the flats on the actuator door shaft.
  2. Install and secure the right air temperature actuator on the HVAC module assembly with the mounting screws.
  3. Connect the right air temperature actuator harness connector.
  4. Install the glove box assembly.
  5. Install the right lower I/P insulator.
  6. Calibrate the mode actuator.
Left Side To Remove:
  1. Remove the left lower instrument panel (I/P) insulator. Air temperature actuator (left side) gm-10-00-4357.gif

  2. Remove the mounting screws and left air temperature actuator from the HVAC module assembly.
  3. Disconnect the left air temperature actuator harness connector.
To Install:
  1. Align the left air temperature actuator slots with the flats on the actuator door shaft.
  2. Install and secure the left air temperature actuator on the HVAC module assembly with the mounting screws.
  3. Connect the left air temperature actuator harness connector.
  4. Install the left lower I/P insulator.
  5. Calibrate the mode actuator.

Oct 18, 2010 | 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix

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When I turn the heat on the drivers side only kicks out cold air while the passenger side kicks out hot air...


The blend door is not working right or the in car air temperature sensor is faulty.
Removal & Installation Air Inlet Door Vacuum Motor To Remove:
  1. Remove the instrument panel.
  2. Remove the air inlet door motor mounting screws. CAUTION
    Do not attempt to bend any part of the air inlet duct door lever.
  3. Rotate and remove the air inlet door vacuum control motor.
To Install:
  1. Rotate and install the air inlet door vacuum control motor.
  2. Install and tighten the mounting screws.
  3. Install the instrument panel.
Defroster Door Vacuum Motor To Remove:
  1. Remove the passenger air bag module from the instrument panel.
  2. Disconnect the vacuum line and remove the mounting screws. CAUTION
    Do not attempt to bend any part of the defroster airflow mode door lever.
  3. Rotate and remove the vacuum control motor from the defrost door lever.
To Install:
  1. Rotate and install the vacuum control motor on the defrost door lever.
  2. Install and tighten the mounting screws.
  3. Connect the vacuum line to the vacuum control motor.
  4. Install the passenger's air bag module.
Floor Console Register Duct Vacuum Motor To Remove:
  1. Remove the floor console.
  2. Remove the right-side instrument panel insulator.
  3. Working from the passenger's footwell, disconnect the vacuum hose.
  4. Remove the screws and the floor console register duct vacuum control motor. CAUTION
    Do not attempt to bend any part of the floor console register duct door lever.
  5. Rotate and remove the vacuum control motor from the floor console register duct door.
To Install:
  1. Rotate and install the vacuum control motor on the floor console register duct door.
  2. Install and tighten the mounting screws.
  3. Connect the vacuum hose to the floor console register duct vacuum control motor.
  4. Install the insulator under the dash.
  5. Install the floor console.
Panel/Floor Door Vacuum Motor To Remove:
  1. Working through the driver footwell, remove the two screws and the shield. CAUTION
    Do not attempt to bend any part of the airflow mode door lever.
  2. Label and disconnect the two vacuum hoses.
  3. Remove the mounting screw.
  4. Lift, rotate and remove the panel/floor door vacuum control motor from the door lever.
To Install:
  1. Install the panel/floor door vacuum control motor on the door lever.
  2. Install and tighten the mounting screw.
  3. Connect the vacuum hoses in their original positions.
  4. Install the shield on the vacuum motor.
Auxiliary Air Distribution Blend Door Actuator To Remove:
  1. Remove the right rear quarter trim panel access panel. Auxiliary climate control housing removal and installation ford-10-00-4589.gif

  2. Remove the auxiliary air distribution blend door actuator screws.
  3. Disconnect the auxiliary air distribution blend door actuator connector.
To Install:
  1. Connect the auxiliary air distribution blend door actuator connector.
  2. Install the auxiliary air distribution blend door actuator screws.
  3. Install the right rear quarter trim panel access panel.
Auxiliary Temperature Blend Door Actuator To Remove:
  1. Remove the right rear quarter trim panel. Auxiliary climate control housing removal and installation ford-10-00-4589.gif

  2. Disconnect the temperature auxiliary temperature blend door actuator connector.
  3. Remove the temperature auxiliary temperature blend door actuator screws.
  4. Remove the temperature auxiliary temperature blend door actuator.
To Install:
  1. Install the temperature auxiliary temperature blend door actuator.
  2. Install the temperature auxiliary temperature blend door actuator screws.
  3. Connect the temperature auxiliary temperature blend door actuator connector.
  4. Install the right rear quarter trim panel.
--- In-Car Temperature Sensor Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Remove the instrument cluster finish panel.
  2. Disconnect the in-vehicle temperature sensor connector.
  3. Disconnect the in-vehicle temperature sensor aspirator tube.
  4. Remove the in-vehicle temperature sensor screws.
  5. Remove the in-vehicle temperature sensor.
To Install:
  1. Install the in-vehicle temperature sensor.
  2. Install the in-vehicle temperature sensor screws.
  3. Connect the in-vehicle temperature sensor aspirator tube.
  4. Connect the in-vehicle temperature sensor connector.
  5. Install the instrument cluster finish panel.
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Oct 07, 2010 | 2004 Ford Freestar

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200 Jeep Laredo..Air is cold and fan is blowing,


there is a blend door actuator for the laredo and if is bad the air wont come out here is a pic of what it looks like and how to get to it


The single zone heater-A/C system is equipped with a single blend door actuator. The dual zone system has two blend door actuators, one for the driver side blend-air door and one for the passenger side blend-air door.
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  1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the glove box from the instrument panel.
  3. Remove the three screws that secure the blend door actuator to the passenger side of the HVAC air distribution housing .
  4. Remove the blend door actuator from the air distribution housing and disconnect the HVAC wire harness connector from the actuator.
  5. Remove the blend door actuator from the vehicle
to instal
  1. Position the blend door actuator into the vehicle.
  2. Install the blend door actuator onto the passenger side of the HVAC air distribution housing . If necessary, rotate the actuator slightly to align the splines on the actuator output shaft with those on the blend door cam .
  3. Install the screws that secure the blend door actuator to the passenger side of the air distribution housing . Tighten the screws to 17 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
  4. Connect the HVAC wire harness connector to the blend door actuator.
  5. Install the glove box into the instrument panel.
  6. Reconnect the negative battery cable.

Sep 09, 2009 | 1998 Cadillac Seville

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Heating system only blows out hot air through the vents


I would look at the air blend doors first, it sound like they are not working or your control in the dash is not working send a signal to them. they work by changing the air from hot to cold or in between.

Avalanche, Sierra And Silverado
  1. Remove the floor air outlet duct extension (1) from the floor duct (2). 0900c152801c9c8a.jpgRemove the floor air outlet duct extension (1) from the floor duct (2)
  2. Disconnect the electrical connection at the blend door actuator (10). 0900c152801c9c8b.jpgBlend door actuator and related components
  3. Remove the blend door actuator mounting screws from the HVAC module.
  4. Remove the blend door actuator as an assembly with the actuator cam. 0900c152801c9c8c.jpgRemove the blend door actuator mounting screws from the HVAC module
To install:
  1. Install the blend door actuator as an assembly with the actuator cam.
    1. Line up the heater/defroster valve lever with the blend door actuator cam slot.
    2. Line up the A/C valve lever with the blend door actuator cam
  2. Install the blend door actuator mounting screw to the HVAC module.
    1. Tighten the blend door actuator mounting screw to 14 inch lbs. (1.6 Nm).
  3. Connect the electrical connection at the blend door actuator (10). 0900c152801c9c8b.jpgBlend door actuator and related components
  4. Install the floor air outlet duct extension (1) to the floor air duct (2).
C/K Series
  1. Disconnect the electrical connector to the mode actuator that is located on the left side of the air distribution case.
  2. Remove the screws.
  3. Remove the adjuster links from the control lever.
  4. Remove the mode actuator.
  5. Adjust the mode actuator by completing the following steps:
    1. Connect the electrical connector to the actuator.
    2. Turn the ignition switch to the RUN position. Allow the self-positioning of the actuator.
    3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
    4. Remove the actuator from the electrical connection. 0900c152801c9c8d.jpgBlend door actuator-C/K Series
To install:
  1. Install the mode actuator.
  2. Install the screws.
  3. Install the adjuster links to the control lever.
  4. Connect the electrical connector.
  5. Test the circuit operation

Nov 27, 2008 | 2001 Chevrolet Silverado

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