Question about 2005 Pontiac Vibe
When I took out the glove box to replaced the cabin air filter, I noticed that when the door that opens for recycled air and closes for fresh air would close for fresh air setting it would close and then pop back up an inch or so over and over again corresponding to the clicking noise I was hearing. Any easy do-it-yourself solutions for this problem?
The problem is the vent door actuater you can get it at your local parts house i got it at orileys auto parts
Posted on Dec 04, 2008
If you are so inclined, you can remove and disassemble the actuator - where you'll find a gear inside with a couple broken off teeth. Just pull the gear off its shaft and rotate a half turn... and reinstall. Reassemble the whole thing and voila! Just like new... at least until those teeth break. WARNING... it helps to have smaller hands to get up in there and you will have to acquire just the right wrench (5/32", I think) to fit the screws on the actuator. This can all be done through the glovebox opening with some patience, despite what the official repair manual says. Good luck, KRK
Posted on Aug 19, 2010
Without replacement just pull the connector to the actuator.
Posted on Sep 13, 2012
SOURCE: air recirculation door
I removed the rotary actuator from the left side of the air box after removing the glovebox. There are two screws holding it in. You will need a 1/4" drive ratchet with a 5.5mm socket for the lower screw and a 5.5mm offset box end wrench (easiest) for the upper. Warning: the upper screw will drive you nuts getting it out! It can't be seen but you can feel it. Up-plug the actuator by carefully un-latching the plug assembly with a small screwdriver. Remove the whole assembly. It just slides on the shaft that operates the door.
The problem is inside the actuator. The gears have weak teeth and have probably been stripped of a couple. GENTLY pry the actuator open. There are several assembly snaps that you'll need to be careful not to break off or you will be gluing the halves back together as i did.
The large gear (final output gear) will be missing teeth. Remove it and index the gear 180 degrees re-engaging some fresh teeth to the driver (pinion) gear. If you're off a few teeth in either direction, It won't matter. The motor shuts off with a resistance switch during operation. Re assemble and you're good to go. (At least until they wear out). I saved about $300 over having the dealer replace the motor/actuator.
Eventually, the motor assembly will need replacing. But at least it's a DIY job. Still saving $$$.
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Posted on Jan 21, 2009
The Antilock Brake Hydraulic Control Unit is directly under the air cleaner box. Is your Antilock Brake light coming on?
Posted on Oct 23, 2009
OMG. I replaced the battery in my 06 G6 and had the same problem. the windows would not roll up or down how they did before. I read the answers on here and it does work. Hold up the window switch for ten seconds and it resets. You will have to do it to each window. Worked great. Thanks
Posted on Jan 18, 2010
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