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I have replaced the internal tempature control, a/c and air volume, about a year ago. The a/c worked fine, but when you turned to heat it did not switch over. Once I replaced the part (from a juck yard) everything worked perfect. Until, yesterday, same problem, however now there is a click sound inside the car only when the heat is turned all the up from the control knob, but no heat comes out, if you turn the knob to the opsite direction to cool, everything works just fine. Do i need to replace the controls again, is there something inthe electric system that is causeing this part to short out. Why is there a clicking sound only on heat. The ac works fine, the blower works fine, and right before winter I flushed the radiator and heater core, everything looked ok, and then refilled with the proper portions of coolant to water. Please Advise DL

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  • dylanlotz Feb 02, 2010

    no this was not the proble, today after complete disassembleing the center console and I found the clicking nose, it is a actuator, that controls some sort of door right above the heater core, I have disassembled most of the the console and different compents to locate the part, It is a little white motor on the drivers side of the the heater core. What I need to know is if I will have to completely take apart the dash to get this part out. It conected by 4 7mm bots, Its going to be tough, but I think with a wrench you could get the bots out, however, I cant tell if there is a extension arm from this part that open and closes the temp door if there were the case I cant see how you would be able to pull the part completely out (unless the dash came off) . Do you know how to get this part off with out taken the whole dash off, and do you know the exact name of this part.

    Please advise

    DL

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The ac control controls a door actuator motor that moves the temperature vent door,this actuator motor has gone out,or the vent door is stuck.It`s location is on top of the blower box.Open the glove box,and make it fold down,where it hangs down out of the way.Look on top of the blower casing,toward the center of the vehicle just a little,it is a flat box,rectangle shape,it will have a group of small wires going to it,and removing it from the box,you can tell by movie the control for temp,if it is moving from warm to cold,if it is,the vent door is stuck.Spray it with some wet grafite ,or silicone lube.Then you may have to force then vent door to start working,maybe,if you can unstick the door,it will remain operative ,and you will not have to replace the door,I hope this was helpful,if so,then let us know,thank you.

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

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    Ronny Bennett Sr. Feb 02, 2010

    It is a temp door actuator motor,and it will have the stem on it,so,you will have to remove the heater box out enough to remove it.

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