[merlin2021"] Thank you for your input.
I need some more guidance.
I asked the mechanic what he found when he did the diagnostic scan. He said that it showed that there was NOTHING WRONG electronically. He further said that until he removed the dashboard, that he would not be able to determine why the Driver's Side temperature controller could not control the air vent output on the Driver's Side. He couldn't estimate the cost of repair. He did say, though, that if he had to replace "the box", whatever that meant, that the repair cost could be over $1,000.
Currently, it always pumps out only hot air. [Though sometimes/rarely, it seems to work for awhile.]
BTW, the Shop Rate at this dealer repair shop is $100 per hour.
I went to another GM dealer shop out in the country which charges $70 per hour and he said that on a Chrysler product he worked on the previous week, the cost was over $1,300!
I guess that the various mechanics are suggesting that I take out a 2nd mortgage.
I googled Buick Terraza blend door and got a number of websites. Apparently, there is an electronic actuator that controls the blend door. Replacing that would be expensive from what I've heard.
Anyway, if you can give me some guidance regarding cost/complexity of repairing this problem, I would be grateful.
Sunday, May 17th, 2009 AT 7:34 AM