I ordered a chilton on line, and best I can tell, it gives me a general location. But as I check the cost on it, at about $104 to $120, it also says a left and right, Do you think I need both? Thanks Ken
March, 22, 2010 AT 9:39 PM
Do you have the dual climate?
March, 22, 2010 AT 9:56 PM
No dual climate
April, 6, 2010 AT 11:46 AM
I have the same problem on my 01 Olds Aurora 3.5. I did find the actuators by removing the panel under the steering wheel (in my case I only have the problem on the driver side, passenger side is cold - dual zone) and you should see the two actuators. Try changin the temp setting while the car is running and you should see the little wheel move.
My question is, if removal of a dashboard and replacing the blend door realisticly is something someone with technical skills (I'm an engineer) but not much practical experience with cars and no special tools can do? I'm trying to decide whether or not I should try to save the $4-600 my mechanic has predicted it will be in labor to remove the dashboard and change the blend door?
April, 6, 2010 AT 5:59 PM
Thanks so much for that info. I have been told by 3 or 4 people the blend door is the problem.I was a mechanic in the late 60s to the mid 70s, for a Lincoln dealer, so I was thinking blend door myself.I had changed many, but they were easy to get to compared to now. Seems this car is very expensive to do anything to, and part are always special order or dealer item, even the radiator hose I blew a week ago, it was a dealer item. Would you believe? I had to adapt a flex hose to work for now and special order the right one. So now I just want to fix this oroblem and sell this car.I've had enough.I am getting a quote tomorrow for the a/c and see if that is it. Price will determine if I fix it or not. I went to trade it in yesterday but with 227,000 miles they offered me $200.00 max $300.00 and didn't even want to look how clean it was. I can get more in scrape metal, or sell it for parts. Thanks again for the input. Ken.
September, 7, 2012 AT 2:04 PM
I was able to locate the heater blender motor. Under the driver side dash, remove the bottom black panel and the kick panel by the gas pedal. Look up towards the center of the console. You will see two similar driver motors. The bottom is the blend motor. The top controls where air is directed. Comes off easy with 2 screws. Remove, turn on car and run temp up and down. Motor should turn smooth. Also check post that motor drives. Will also turn smooth if OK. Oh, it is A LOT easier if you remove the driver's seat. Only take a minute and well worth the ease of access. Drive motor is less than $100 and whole job took me less than 1/2 hour.