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I am not getting heat from the heater. I have removed the heat blending actuator but do not know how to test it. How to I check it to see if it is defective? Gene

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This may sound funny but Put a hose on it an **** with your mouth and see if the actuator moves in and hole the sucksion with your tough to see if it holds in with out releasing...if so its good. if it don't go in or stay in , it needs replacing...hope this helps you??

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Removal & Installation
  1. Remove the floor air outlet duct extension (1) from the floor duct (2).

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Fig. Remove the floor air outlet duct extension (1) from the floor duct (2)


Disconnect the electrical connection at the blend door actuator (#10 in pic below). jturcotte_394.gif

Fig. Blend door actuator and related components


Remove the blend door actuator mounting screws from the HVAC module.


Remove the blend door actuator as an assembly with the actuator cam.
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Fig. Remove the blend door actuator mounting screws from the HVAC module



To install:

  1. Install the blend door actuator as an assembly with the actuator cam.
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  2. Install the blend door actuator mounting screw to the HVAC module.
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  3. Connect the electrical connection at the blend door actuator (10).
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Picture of actuator:


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