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Where is the blend door actuator located?
The blend door actuator is typically located closer to the heater core and evaporator than the mode door.
How do I know if my blend door actuator is bad?
Signs You Need A New Blend Door Actuator
- Knocking. Knocking sounds can almost always be attributed to a failing blend door actuator.
- Any Other Strange Noises.
- Inconsistent Airflow.
- Inconsistent Temperature.
- Wrong Temperature.
How much does it cost to fix a blend door actuator?
The average cost ranges from $100 to $400 for an HVAC blend door actuator replacement in your vehicle.
What happens when an actuator goes bad?
If your blend door actuator has gone bad in some way, it’s basically one of two problems. If that happens, the blend door won’t work, and it’s likely your temperature will just be stuck on one setting with no ability to adjust the intensity up and down, or alternate between things like the lower vents or the defroster.
How do I know if it is the actuator that is bad?
When you start the car, or just the AC system, and notice a knocking sound like someone tapping on your door, that is indicative of a problem with the blend door actuator. Inconsistent Airflow: If the blend door is moving back and forth, then the airflow will be diverted incorrectly or maintained incorrectly.
How long does it take to replace an actuator?
Expect the replacement work to take one to two hours, including testing. Usually a bad or failing power door lock actuator will produce a few symptoms that can notify the driver of an issue that should be serviced.
How much does it cost to fix an actuator?
The cost of replacing a door lock actuator is likely going to be between about $180 to as much as $700. On average it seems like most cars that have a problem with the door actuator are going to end up costing around $200.