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My hot and cold knob broke off while turning it, but the problem is the mechanism behind the knob. It is very tough to turn and i got behind there and i'm not sure if the part needs more grease or if the problem is with the cable, but it doesn't look broken, how can i fix it? i have a 2005 mitsubishi lancer 4dr

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Buy some lithium grease in a pressure can $8 "never can have too much lube" there is a plastic epoxy 2 stage in a syringe that works well for plastic repairs $8. alternativly get a second hand one from a dismantler. Use pliers to turn the knob back and forth untill you can move it freely before fitting the knob. Spray the flap lever it is operating on the heater box too. Good luck

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Its a very common problem and its the cable that needs replacing sometimes you cant turn the heater off on them,order a new cable and it runs from the controller where youve seen it to the heater tap under the hood thats where the 2 ends connect to,good description by the way

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

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