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"Relearning" process for re-installation of blend door actuator motor (if necessary) on 1997 Ford F150.

1997 Ford F150. Broken heat/ac blend door. Bought new one (two piece to be installed thru heat box behind glove box. Already cut hole and removed old broken one). Removed actuator. Need to know the "relearning" process for re-installation of actuator motor (if necessary). Plugged actuator in but appears to be very eratic in it's movements back and forth

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There is no process, just make sure the battery negative cable is disconnected before install the part.

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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.
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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.
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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
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  1. Remove the RH instrument panel brace.
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    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.
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  1. Remove the panel/floor door vacuum control motor.
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    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.

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f4b0b74.gif Fig. Blend door actuator-F-250 & 350


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