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Temperature slid on dash when engaged to heat, makes a ticking noise. what do I do/

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You have an electric motor in the dash going bad the gears are going bad

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Hi I turn the heat on in my 06 dodge magnum I hear a ticking noise then goes away now no ticking noise and no heat


Could be your blend door getting stuck thats making that ticking noise. Check your heater hoses to make sure they are getting hot. Check with caution theu may be very hot.

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Turning on the heat removes heat from the engine as it blows it on you. Make sure first that there are no air pockets in your cooling system as that can cause high temp reading and malfunctions in proper fan engagement. If that looks good test your fan, if it is working then test the fan relay, if it is working test the temperature sensor that gives the relay the go ahead to engage the fan.

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this is a classic sign of a blend door motor or the blend door itself having a problem. the changing of the amount of heat or cold air you get out of your vents use to be obtained by turning the knob on the dash which in turn moved the heat door via a cable now all these cars and trucks have gone to using a electric motor which moves the heat door(the blend door due to the fact it blends hot and cold air to obtain the temperature requested by the driver) when these go bad its often caused by the door itself (being its made out of a plastic ) getting deformed and then binding up inside the heater box(this is the housing in which the heater core and the blend door is housed) when it binds up the blend door motor which is a very small motor with plastic gears ,cannot get the door to the position requested by the driver and continues to try and starts skipping the gears in the motor causing the ticking noise your hearing. the parts are not as expensive as the labor ,to repair requires complete removal of the dash on most vehicles to access the blend door.to test you can usually turn the temp knob back to a point were the motor is not binding and most often the noise will stop until you again attempt to move the knob to get more heat or cool air which again it cannot move the door to the place requested so the ticking noise re occurs

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If the ticking is coming from the center of the dash and it stops when you change the temp to cold. Then you probably need a temperature blend door actuator. I replaced one this morning. Not a easy job to do. The shop manual says the entire dash has to come out to replace the actuator. It can be replaced without taking the dash out. Shop around for prices before having the job done. Some will quote 5 hrs labor and others will quote 2 hrs.

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One possibility is that the battery terminals are either corroded or not tight to the battery posts. Second, the battery itself may have seen its days. Try another battery of simply replace it. If the problem still exists, the have a mechanic inspect the main wiring from the battery to fuse block. Your alarm device may have its own battery source. The tick tick are the cars systems relays trying to engage, but there is not enough power for them to engage.

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