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Old 05-08-2009, 08:13 AM
 
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Default Confused - Blend Door Actuator or Temperature Actuator

Vehicle - 1998 Blazer LS 4WD, manual temp/AC controls
Symptom - Heater blows or trickles hot air all the time, even when turned to the off position. Will not blow a/c cold, though a/c tests good. Hot air will blow where it is supposed to i.e. - defrost vents, floor or dash.

I have read a few threads here and elsewhere, such as:
http://www.blazerforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=29981 and
http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbul...d.php?t=574779 .

If it is the temperature actuator, can anyone confirm this is replaced through the "center control panel" where the switches are located as indicated in the first thread listed? I couldn't quite tell. In addition, what is the part number and a purchasing source for the part.

If it is the blend door, while I dropped the glove box, I still couldn't locate the part. I will post pictures if this is the issue.

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No, it is definitely not replaced through the center... It is on top of the HVAC ductwork towards the passenger side, accessible by dropping the glove box down.

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I think those pictures show the location of the actuator though.

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Default Still confused

Thank you for the prompt response. Unfortunately the pictures were not available.

Do you think the problem is blend door or temperature actuator?
If blend door, I still don't see how to get to it through the glove box. Here is a photo of what I see and have messed with behind the glove box.

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It is further up to the right looking at your picture. If I remember correctly, you need a mirror to see it, but there is enough room to get your hands in there and with a small enough bit, you can get the screws out.

The blend door is moved by the temperature actuator.

This schematic will illustrate which door performs each function:


So as you can see, you could either have a problem with a broken blend door, or an improperly calibrated or defective actuator. You could run through the recalibration procedure... I cannot look it up for you right now, but I know it has been posted before.
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Precisely! The learning curve is a little steep, I'm clinbing it myself right now, but have faith it can be overcome!
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