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Blend door question.

jjon90

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(92 XLT) Like many, my blend door cable broke off the plastic tab of the controller. (it was like that when I bought it but in the cool position) When I made an attempt to re-connect it (which failed) I had to pull out the cable which caused the blend door to open. With the motor running I could manually work the cable and feel the temp difference (hot n cool, but not cold). However the blend door won't shut completely causing the A/C air temp to be around 80! From reading other threads I learned it was located behind the glove box. I found this to be true but the cable routes between the dash and the plenum box where my fat hand cannot get to. I coupled the heater core hoses and capped off the core inlet/outlet in the mean time to get the colder air.

My question is... Can I manually close the blend door without pulling the dash out?

Thanks in advance.
 


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Jason94sport

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I did. Used a shoe lace & tied it closed. All I care about is max AC in hot south FL. I never use heat.
You will see a cylinder thing the line goes into with a long rectangle metal piece attached to the door. Just take that off & then tie the door in the closed position. I tried zip ties but they didn't hold. Shoe lace worked great.
 




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Jason94sport said:
I did. Used a shoe lace & tied it closed. All I care about is max AC in hot south FL. I never use heat.
You will see a cylinder thing the line goes into with a long rectangle metal piece attached to the door. Just take that off & then tie the door in the closed position. I tried zip ties but they didn't hold. Shoe lace worked great.

Are you talking in the area behind the glove box? That thing with the silver rod on the right.

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Yep. That whitish piece at the top is the blend door arm.
 




jjon90

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Jason94sport said:
Yep. That whitish piece at the top is the blend door arm.

Thank you sir ! I will give it a try.
 




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This may be helpful to someone someday....



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