The tricky part: there is four metal rods connected to the assembly with plastic clip on things. My suggestion would be to disconnect heater core, connect the two hoses by the firewall and flush your entire coolant system entirely before reconnecting a new heater core, otherwise you will continuously have same problem with plugging heater core with metal filings and debris. Seems like once that was replaced, the short occurred. This is a project, once we started, that I had second thoughts about maybe having used the dealer. The hoses are at the right temp but we still think that it is plugged. Now it has stopped working, no heat on passenger side again.
Took pictures to show you where the problem was. As the heat is making it into the heater box if they are barely warm---i'd investigate the thermostat 1st i hate to throw this at you --- but I feel obligated, as this could be the condition. There isn't a mechanic out there that can tell you what the problem is with these heaters, they all just guess at it. Becks721 answered about a month ago I've had the same problem with my 2010 Dodge Journey. Failure to consider it, may cost you your engine.
Do your other checks, if things are not working out. Needless to say, it has been a very miserable winter. Seem funny that no one knows the answer to this problem. Most vehicle shop manuals have a multi-page diagnostic flow chart that the dealer mechanics use to solve failures. The 4th time you need to replace everything. You got love those Dodges. If there isn't an obvious problem like a broken wire, a blown fuse or a leaking vacuum line then the problem most likely lies in the brains of the unit or in the switch that sets the speed and contains the other functions… its probably on the front right side of the axle and you just unscrew it and put a new one in if you are lucky.
Jan 16, 2013 Cold on drivers side and heat on passengers side, actuators working properly and blend doors are moving. I'm taking it to the dealership in the morning and I hate to see how much it's gonna cost me to get it fixed. The actuator motor had apparently turned too much and broke the flapper door pivot shaft, and a small… It could be a few things, if the vehicle starts and you can turn the steering wheel, and you aren't parked on an incline or decline, then what it might be is that your truck has to send a signal from the brake to the computer, then to the dash, then to an actuator that disengages to let you shift out of park. This would cause the computer to throw alerts and refuse to change the climate temperature on the passenger side. Take care not to damage the fins of the heater core when removing. No heat on passenger side, and a smell of antifreeze.
Second heater core in as many years. So he flushed the entire cooling-heater system. At first, I thought I had to replace the entire wiring harness as whenever I touched wires, the blending doors started to work. Once the fuse was replaced, I was able to pump gas no problems. The dealer worked on it 3 times, heater core, flushed, radiator, thermostat. It must be one of those best kept secrets with car dealer ships and mechanics.
I find it crazy that there isn't a way to solve this problem? I came online to look it up and read about it, and what do I find?. The actuator has three screws that hold it on to the door latch assembly. Some of our top Air Blend Door Actuator product brands are , and. The minute we replaced the blending door actuator, all the problems have gone away. Fuse locations are listed under Vehicle Maintenance in the owners manual. Took me a while to figure it out. Take the time to investigate because the car is simply telling you that something is wrong.
Remove these screws and the actuator comes off the latch. It's should be a 30 amp pink fuse. So i didn't really worry about it because by time i got it back from garage it was summer. Coolant is going into the heater core, but is unable to flow all the way across it, so the only part of the core that is actually warm is the side closest to the driver. The job took the shop I took mine to about a half an hour.
This could be a heater door--actuator motor problem in the heater. A few years ago, I had a fuse blow on me on the air bag system. Heatertreater is for piece of plastic on actuator motor. Passenger side was always ice cold. I also get water flushing under the dashboard. It is your job to diagnose the problem.
I'm swapping my heater core today, actually. As many others have reported issues with heat being on drivers side and cold on passenger side I would like to add that I had fixed my journey only to have the same problem a month later after changing heater core which I thought had the problem fixed but not. First time it was also coupled with blend door actuators that needed to be replaced. You need to take it to a dealer so they can find… Since each manufacturer has slightly different cruise control systems, specific troubleshooting procedures will vary. I have changed my thermostat and one blend door actuator and the other actuator is being replaced today. You may want to remove the window and the rear window track to gain easy access to the latch. When the heater core leaks and must be repaired or replaced, it is a very difficult and time-consuming job primarily because of the core's location deep within the firewall of the car.
I will let you know how it works out. He noted a bunch of stuff flushed out. God forbid they list it under fuses or relays in the index. Posted on Oct 27, 2010 sounds like u have an electric mode door motor,in ur hvac housing stripped. I know that I for one am real tired of it and I am about to trade it. Keep in mind these are from different vehiclessee the rest of my pics.