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Air blend door actuator

Can not regulate where heat is coming out of

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First check for broken vacuum lines under the hood that go to the inside of the truck could be as simple as that

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Replace the broken actuator.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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Re calibrate the vent/blend door .
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SOURCE: How do you fix the driver side air blend door actuator?

you cannot repair the actuator you need to replace it with new one. These motors turn but get weak with time. if you test it, it works, put it in and it doesn't. this is because the motor is weak, unfortunately GM does not sell these motors separately.

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Air conditioner blows hot air after 30 seconds on

I have had this problem. I am not a mechanic...so to correct the issue temporarily, I simply turn off the car and restart. This has worked everytime for me. In extreme cases, I think you can also remove the AC fuse and start the car, which will also reset the computer. I also think that by taking the climate control off the "AUTO" setting has worked in the past.

Posted on Oct 27, 2009

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Possibly.. the actuators which operate the doors actually have a position signal for reference, but the actual motors inside the actuators dont realize there is a limit and overshoot their limits causing the fine wires inside to rip apart rendering the actuator scrap but this happens when actuators are still plugged in to the connector while being taken off the heater door, and they can and will still move with the key in the off position if the actuator thinks it not in the proper position..thats how they work anyway.hope you had them unplugged untill the last, then this would'nt happen....hope this explaination helped

Posted on Dec 07, 2009

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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

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My 2003 Lexus es300 air conditioning is blowing hot air out of drivers vents and cool air out of passenger vents how do I fix this


The heat in that vehicle is controlled by a blend door that regulates heated air flow. it is operated by an electric motor/actuator. The problem can be that the actuator is stripped or inoperative or the door itself could be damaged. This is what needs to be determined by examining the actuator and see if it is responding to heat change commands or not.

Aug 21, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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1999 temperature control will not regulate heat/air


This is likely caused by a failed or jammed electric air temerature control blend door actuator and or a warped and jammed blend door.

May 18, 2012 | 1999 Chevrolet Blazer

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My 2005 2500 HD Duramax is not getting any heat inside cab. Engine is not running hot and coolant level is fine. Turned the heater controls up and down fast today and ot some heat for a while.


The temperature of the air coming out of the ducts is controlled by a door that moves between the heater core and the AC core, it is called the "blend" door for obvious reasons as it blends the hot and cold air streams to give the desired air temperature at the dash vents. The door is controlled by a small gear drive DC motor called the blend door actuator, what happens in most case is the actuator is damaged by a blend door that is warped from heat being hard to move or not moving at all which is the case with your truck. The blend door and its actuator should be replaced as one repair, the dash must be removed from the truck to access the air ducting that contains the blend door, you absolutely need a service manual to complete this job, it takes about 10 hours.

Feb 09, 2012 | 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 2WD

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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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Heater not working properly, doesn't get as warm as it should, fan is working, appears that the control that regulates the flow of air is not working properly


sound like a vacuum leak. you can check this by spraying wd40 very carefilly on the vacuum lines under the hood. the idle will change when a leak is detected. could also be a modulator valve or vacuum line under the dash. check this with a spray bottle filled with water. dont want the smell of wd40 in the cabin

Jan 02, 2010 | 2001 Ford Taurus

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2003 mercury grand marquis LS heater does notr blow hot air, blower blows but cold air comes what is the problem


The blend door is stuck in cold position. That usually happens because the blend door actuator has failed.

You will need to test and replace the blend door actuator.

To replace the actuator you will need to take apart the dash and remove completely the instrument panel,d isconnect the connector, remove the four screws, remove the temperature blend door actuator and replace it.

The replacement is not a job for beginners, since you have to take apart the dash to access the actuator.

Regards.


Nov 18, 2009 | Mercury Grand Marquis Cars & Trucks

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1999 Silverado - cannot get the temperature to switch from cool air to warm air when turning the knob to heat.


The temp blend door, or blend door actuator may be faulty. You can check this by watching the movement of the blend door actuator while you turn the temp selector knob. If the actuator is working, then it may be the blend door, or blend door lever broken. If these are ok then the control head may be faulty.

Oct 18, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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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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