I put the system in a mode where it opened the door for outside air, then pulled the two wire connector off the motor right hand side. Next, the plastic gear set will become brittle and break which will sometimes allow the unit to work while making a ticking or clicking noise and then stop. Once released gently pull down on the wiring connector and remove it from the blend door actuator. If the blend door is broken, you will have to pull the dash out and remove the air plenum from inside the dash to gain access to the blend door. Even if you find the video of the 2010 Challenger, there are sometimes variations even the same year models. If you can view the actuator, operate the controls and see if it responds.
I moved blend door by hand after disconnecting actuator and works fine, both sides freezing when moved in opposite direction. This can take some jostling to get the bolts holes lined up so hang in there. I removed the cabin air filter and watched it open and close. Grasp the actuator and pull it from its mount to remove. Assuming the coolant level is correct, and the thermostat is working correctly, it sounds like you have a blend door actuator concern. Nov 05, 2012 Do you hear any clicking or popping noises coming from dash area when you try to change the temperature? Here is what it looks like when the glove box is removed exposing the blend door actuator for replacement.
No matter the situation, Advance Auto Parts has the Air Blend Door Actuator product you desperately need. I bought the car with a warranty and no way was I going to take the dash apart. If the door is stuck the heater plenum with need to be removed and the problem resolved before installing the new unit. I wish I could be of more help. A blend door actuator is made up of an electric motor that turns a plastic gear set in one direction or another which is connected to an air control door pivot at the final drive of the unit. After you remove the cover you can reach in and disconnect the cables, then remove the battery.
Down side recirculate function disabled until I can get it apart. There are a few more videos for Dodges, but mostly for Rams pickups. A mirror and flashlight help a lot. Step 6: Install the New Air Blend Door Actuator Install the new part in place as you insert the mounting screws by hand. I can't answer any more about it than that! Once the cover is in place start the installation of the mounting screws by hand, once hand threaded install the remainder of the screws.
Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable. Most of the time it's a bad actuator and the door itself is fine. Blend Door Actuator Locations Begin by identifying the problem either defrost, mid or floor, or temperature modes not working. This actuator then moves temperature and air direction doors inside the heater plenum box which are designed to control mode settings such as temperature, floor, mid vent, defrost and fresh air or re-circulation modes. Will post when I figure it out.
Be sure to check the wiring harness connector terminals they should match identically. A small universal might be needed to help remove the screws in awkward places. Hi Loujack, I don't think it is a motor, but I'm not an expert which is why I had the dealer do it ;-. Recirculation Actuator Mode Defrost Mid Vent and Floor Actuator Location Left Temperature Actuator Location - Signal System Temperature Actuator Right Temperature Blend Door Location. You will be able to feel the air change temperature or vent level. Posted on Oct 27, 2010 www. It seems the recirculate door tries to close, and can't sense it's at the stop.
For this reason always leak test a replacement heater core before installation. It is under the dash close to the passenger's side of the vehicle. I hope so to solve the problem simply replace this component, but have you know if your mechanic have intervened on another part? I see your video, but I don't understand english very well. Not sure if the broken slipping actuators will drain the battery, but when it was broken, it occasionally would still make the clicking noise while the car was off. This actuator hangs below the box which is one of the easier units to replace. For me I do know that it is the recirculation door closing and the motor not stopping when the door is close. These repairs can take a little longer because more parts need to be removed to gain access to the actuator.
Have parts delivered straight to your home, or find the nearest Advance Auto Parts store to check out our Air Blend Door Actuator stock in-person! We have 88 reviews on our Air Blend Door Actuator products for the 2009 Dodge Journey from previous customers. I'm not sure what to do next. Step 4: Turn the Air Door Pivot Before installing the new actuator it's a good idea to manually turn the blend door in both directions to ensure it is not stuck which will cause the new actuator to fail. Step 7: Reinstall the Cover or Glove Box After the installation is complete double check your work and reinstall the plastic cover. Be careful not to cross thread the mounting screws because they thread into the plastic housing and can easily strip, do not over tighten. The actuator is easy to change once you find it.