Driver side blend door actuator replacement

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RDELAROSA1
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When AC is turned on, hot air is blowing from driver side vents and cold air from passenger vents. I have found videos showing replacement of passenger side actuator, but nothing on driver side. I assuming driver side is more difficult to access. Can this be DYI replacement or do I need to take to the dealer to repair? Any advice would be welcomed.
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Monday, August 21st, 2017 AT 11:38 AM

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WRENCHER1
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Hello,

Its not too bad here is a guide to help you see what you are in for when doing the job along with the diagrams below to show you how it is in your car will will need to remove the panel on the drivers side and the glove box.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-blend-door-motor

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

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Monday, August 21st, 2017 AT 4:27 PM
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Temperature Blend Door Actuator - LH

Removal and Installation

NOTE: It is not required to install the new LH temperature blend door linkage parts included in the LH temperature blend door actuator service part kit if only the temperature blend door actuator requires replacement and the linkage parts are not broken or binding.

LH temperature blend door actuator and linkage

1. Remove the steering column trim panel.

- Remove the 2 steering column opening trim panel screws.

- Disengage the steering column opening trim panel from the retaining clips.

- Disconnect the electrical connector and aspirator hose, if equipped.
2. Remove the 3 LH temperature blend door actuator screws.

3. Disconnect the LH temperature blend door actuator electrical connector.

4. Remove the LH temperature blend door actuator.

5. Manually operate, and inspect the LH temperature blend door linkage for incorrect placement, binding or damage.

LH temperature blend door linkage only

6. Detach the 2 retaining tabs and remove the LH temperature blend door linkage.

LH temperature blend door actuator and linkage

7. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
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Monday, June 3rd, 2019 AT 7:32 PM
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How to change driver side blend door actuator? Passenger side blows hot and during winter and driver cold.
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Thursday, December 10th, 2020 AT 8:49 AM (Merged)
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KEN
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Hello,

Here is a guide to help walk you through the steps and diagrams below to help you see what you are in for when doing the job:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-blend-door-motor

Disconnect the battery before you begin. Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken
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SUSIE HENDRICKS
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Left side is blowing cold and right is blowing hot.
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Thursday, December 10th, 2020 AT 8:49 AM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

It sounds like the blend door actuator for the right side has failed. You can remove it to see if it reacts when you change the temperature. If it doesn't, replace it.

The one for the right side is behind the glove box. Here are the directions. The attached pics correlate with the directions.

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2013 Ford Truck Edge FWD V6-3.7L
Temperature Blend Door Actuator - RH, Dual-Zone EATC
Vehicle Heating and Air Conditioning Air Door Actuator / Motor Service and Repair Removal and Replacement Temperature Blend Door Actuator - RH, Dual-Zone EATC
TEMPERATURE BLEND DOOR ACTUATOR - RH, DUAL-ZONE EATC
Temperature Blend Door Actuator - RH, Dual-Zone EATC

Removal and Installation

NOTE: It is not required to install the new RH temperature blend door linkage parts included in the RH temperature blend door actuator service part kit if only the temperature blend door actuator requires replacement and the linkage parts are not broken or binding.

RH temperature blend door actuator and linkage

1. Remove the 2 glove compartment retainer pins.

pic 1

2. Remove the glove compartment.

1. Detach the glove compartment damper from the glove compartment.

2. Release the stops by pressing them toward the center of the glove compartment while lowering the glove compartment, and remove the glove compartment.

pic 2

3. Remove the RH lower instrument panel insulator.

4. Remove the 3 RH temperature blend door actuator screws.

5. Disconnect the RH temperature blend door actuator electrical connector.

6. Remove the RH temperature blend door actuator.

7. Manually operate, and inspect the RH temperature blend door linkage for incorrect placement, binding or damage.

RH temperature blend door actuator linkage only

8. Detach the 2 retaining tabs and remove the RH temperature blend door linkage.

pic 3

RH temperature blend door actuator and linkage

9. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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Here is a link that shows in general how one is replaced. It is a bit more informative, so I'm adding it. It may be helpful.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-blend-door-motor

Let me know if this helps or if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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Thursday, December 10th, 2020 AT 8:49 AM (Merged)
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SGT120
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The car has dual temperature controls and the driver's side blend door is not moving. When you attempt to defrost the windshield the driver's side remains cold while the passenger side blows warm air. I am wondering where the driver's side blend door actuator is located and ease to get to. Thank you
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Thursday, December 10th, 2020 AT 8:49 AM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi and thanks for using 2CarPros.com.

I have attached four pictures. Pic one shows the HVAC system and component location. The remaining pictures are for component removal and replacement. Here are the directions:

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Temperature Blend Door Actuator - RH, Dual-Zone EATC

Removal and Installation

NOTE: It is not required to install the new RH temperature blend door linkage parts included in the RH temperature blend door actuator service part kit if only the temperature blend door actuator requires replacement and the linkage parts are not broken or binding.

RH temperature blend door actuator and linkage

1. Remove the 2 glove compartment retainer pins.

2. Remove the glove compartment.
1. Detach the glove compartment damper from the glove compartment.

2. Release the stops by pressing them toward the center of the glove compartment while lowering the glove compartment, and remove the glove compartment.

3. Remove the RH lower instrument panel insulator.

4. Remove the 3 RH temperature blend door actuator screws.

5. Disconnect the RH temperature blend door actuator electrical connector.

6. Remove the RH temperature blend door actuator.

7. Manually operate, and inspect the RH temperature blend door linkage for incorrect placement, binding or damage.

RH temperature blend door actuator linkage only

8. Detach the 2 retaining tabs and remove the RH temperature blend door linkage.
RH temperature blend door actuator and linkage

9. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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Also, I don't know if this will help or not, but here is a link that shows in general how one of these is replaced.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-blend-door-motor

Let me know if this helps or if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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Thursday, December 10th, 2020 AT 8:49 AM (Merged)
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BUTCHBALDWIN
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Blend door driver side are both broken. How do I access and replaced the blend doors?
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Thursday, December 10th, 2020 AT 8:50 AM (Merged)
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BMDOUBLE
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Temperature Blend Door Actuator - LH

Removal and Installation

NOTE: It is not required to install the new LH temperature blend door linkage parts included in the LH temperature blend door actuator service part kit if only the temperature blend door actuator requires replacement and the linkage parts are not broken or binding.

LH temperature blend door actuator and linkage

1. Remove the steering column trim panel.

- Remove the 2 steering column opening trim panel screws.

- Disengage the steering column opening trim panel from the retaining clips.

- Disconnect the electrical connector and aspirator hose, if equipped.
2. Remove the 3 LH temperature blend door actuator screws.

3. Disconnect the LH temperature blend door actuator electrical connector.

4. Remove the LH temperature blend door actuator.

5. Manually operate, and inspect the LH temperature blend door linkage for incorrect placement, binding or damage.

LH temperature blend door linkage only

6. Detach the 2 retaining tabs and remove the LH temperature blend door linkage.

LH temperature blend door actuator and linkage

7. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
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Thursday, December 10th, 2020 AT 8:50 AM (Merged)
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Hello. Thank you in advance for your time. Here is a description of symptoms experienced and steps taken on chronological order.

I took a 15 minute drive with climate control like any other day. Beginning of summer so it's honestly the cold that I needed. It was probably the 30th time using AC within 2 weeks.

On my return trip, my AC was not blowing cold at all. It is blowing outside air into the cabin from all vents. I figured hey, it's time to recharge maybe? Called a friend, said to get AC PRO can from O'Reilly's or AutoZone. Done. I looked up a vid on how yo properly use. The video followed the instructions I had printed on my can. Sweet. Started. Spent half the can and noticed the pressure wasnt changing on my can's meter. I took it to the shop. The recharged and leveled they said. The AC still didnt work.

Next day AC works. I didn't do anything, I shrugged it off as perhaps pipes being frozen and not working, having had time to defrost all is good?

Wrong. Later this day, stopped working again. This time I get UV light and check for leaks, they used UV fluid on last refill couple days ago. No visible leak, no odor, no noises like clicking or hissing in relation to HVAC. Hit the internet for answers.

I read about blend door actuator and how it may be the problem. I ended up finding out I have more than one, and that all may be the issue to some degree after extensive online reading. Nothing specifically for my year/model, so I had to find something more conclusive and kept digging.

Found way test. Disconnect battery on both sides, 10 seconds later reconnect. No change. Wait. 20 seconds later the passenger side started blowing ice cold again, but only front passenger. Driver and rear vents are blowing outside air again.

I am convinced an actuator is not behaving at this point.

I try tricking the system by cycling through many various settings in no particular order. No avail. I read a new way to test is by manually moving the white lever on the passenger side blend door actuator. Video found of someone doing exactly this. Problem is that it seemed to control the passenger side only when I tried. This is the actuator to the left of the glove compartment once you pop it out of place. The passenger side works as designed so when I moved the lever the passenger side went hot. I am convinced this actuator is working as designed.

I look at a diagram from O'Reilly's and here is how many actuators are in the system:

- Left Hand (Driver) Blend Door Actuator
- Defrost/Panel/Floor Airflow Mode Door Actuator
- Right Hand (Passenger) Blend Door Actuator
- Air Inlet Mode Door Actuator

Additionally there are these vital components:

- In-Vehicle Temperature Sensor
- Blower Motor Speed Control

My fan speed blows as designed, defrost seems to switch just fine as well, I can send to floor too. My problem is driver and rear vent temperatures.

I continue to dig online and found a vid where someone said to power on vehicle, power on AC, turn on defrost, hold defrost button + power button for 5 seconds (something happens for him and something happened for me too) and then click auto. It began blowing really cool air from all vents in the vid and for me.

While holding defrost and power defrost had been on and began blowing and sounding as defrost is expected to, but at 5 seconds it does something weird like some cycle of going perhaps off of defrost and back on, not really sure.

My problem is obviously the crazy lack of peace for me within the vehicle, it is Texas and climate control is so important. One shop said my compressor was bad and quoted me 2 grand. I called ford who said they would replace all of the actuators by default and it would cost 1 grand.

I went to O'Reilly's and they priced out each actuator from 40-60 bucks each. No online guides for other vehicles mention calibration. I asked Ford and they were uncertain what needed to be done over the phone but assured me everything necessary would be done to get it working.

I have replaced many components on my own and intend to do the same here with some help, please. I need to know I am on the right track assuming the right hand blend door actuator is bad, no calibration needed, and I would need an accurate diagram for removal of my dash to get to it. The O'Reilly's fellas were very helpful but their printer is horrible and the diagrams they gave me are not showing the dash or how to remove it. Only what is underneath.I will supply image similar to the diagram I already have!
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Thursday, December 10th, 2020 AT 8:50 AM (Merged)
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Here is the image:
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Thursday, December 10th, 2020 AT 8:50 AM (Merged)
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ASEMASTER6371
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Good afternoon,

The left side blend door is under the left side of the dash to the right of the accelerator.

Picture attached and procedure.

Roy

LH temperature blend door actuator and linkage

1. Remove the steering column trim panel.
- Remove the 2 steering column opening trim panel screws.

- Disengage the steering column opening trim panel from the retaining clips.

- Disconnect the electrical connector and aspirator hose, if equipped.

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2. Remove the 3 LH temperature blend door actuator screws.

3. Disconnect the LH temperature blend door actuator electrical connector.

4. Remove the LH temperature blend door actuator.

5. Manually operate, and inspect the LH temperature blend door linkage for incorrect placement, binding or damage.

LH temperature blend door linkage only

6. Detach the 2 retaining tabs and remove the LH temperature blend door linkage.
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Thursday, December 10th, 2020 AT 8:50 AM (Merged)
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BKNARR72
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Air only coming from vents no floor, or defrost. Just need to see in detail where the mode door actuator is located not the blend door. Heating and cooling work fine just can't adjust off vents to defrost or floor.
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HEYMAN1104
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Hello and thanks for using 2CarPros. I'm attaching some screenshots from AllData showing where it t is as well as removal and installation instructions. Hope this helps you.

Harry
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Thursday, December 10th, 2020 AT 8:50 AM (Merged)
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SHARI HILL
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Where is the blend door actuator on this vehicle?
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Thursday, December 10th, 2020 AT 8:50 AM (Merged)
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KASEKENNY1
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I attached the location for the left hand door and right hand door if you have dual zone temperature control.

Let us know if you have other questions. Thanks
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