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Clicking noise under or behind dash and heater only blows out cold air

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Your blend door actuator is stripping it's gears. Follow the noise, removing any panels in the way until you can get to the actuator. Take the connector off--it has 4 screws holding it to the heater box. Part looks like the picture below and costs about $35. Let me know if you have more questions.

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SOURCE: Heater works in the back but blows out cold air in

bad actuator in dash need to find which one in most cases dash has to be removed to replace them

Posted on Nov 04, 2009

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SOURCE: The heater only blows hot air sometimes

it sounds like a bad blend door motor.these are controlled electrically and not with a cable like older vehicles did.

Posted on Oct 27, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 S-10 41000 Miles. Heater blows cold air.

The actuator for the door that switches, the blend dorr sounds to be problem, although at times the actual door can be problem.if it is binding this would cause the same sound. This is a a complicated job if it is the door, not so much if it is actuator.

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SOURCE: front and rear heaters blowing cold air,makes a

Sounds like the blend door actuator needs to be replaced. It controls the air tempature from the vents and is mostly plastic. They break often.

Posted on Jan 09, 2011

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