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Blend door repair

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I fixed my 1998 ranger blend door from info at this site http://www.blenddoorfix.netfirms.com/ If your vehicle is similar it may help.

Posted on Jun 05, 2010

  • John M Grubb Sr Jun 05, 2010

    Added note for solution #1. In step three of directions a screw driver was used to pry up and unclip the actuator box. My 1998 Ranger was secured with screws. If yours is too, then an offset or mini scewdriver will need to be used to remove the actuator.

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