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Old 06-19-2013, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by chadob69 View Post
i had the same issue. I pulled the radio bezel out and the glove box. Once i had all that out, i turned the ignition on to see which actuator it was. It was the recirculation door, the one on the far right. I did some research and their is a recall on all of those actuators. I took the truck in (not under warranty) and the dealer replaced all 3 actuators at 0 cost.
same here- replaced by dealer. You guys need to check them first on the actuator problems as chyrsler has been repairing them free.
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im having same problem. owned my dodge since brand new. where did you do research to show about recall.
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Default Fixed with wire hanger..

I fixed mine with a wire hanger. Make sure to read the comments in the video for one change I made.

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I have a 2010 ram 3500 laramie I have replaced 2 of the accuators because no heat and knocking noise behind dash. It still knocks and still no heat how many accuators and where are they located (cold as h@#&) please help thanks
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Default Blend door actuator

I see this thread is about a year old but I thought I would throw my two cents in anyway just in case it will help someone... I have the same problem with my 09 and found that this is under a recall so, it shouldn't cost you anything other than your time to take it to the dealership and leave it with them for a day or more because according to the service dept they have to tear out the whole dash and it is an all day adventure but if you will do a quick search on Youtube you will find it only requires some minor dis assembly and about fifteen minutes of your time. Now what I'm not entirely sure of because I haven't done mine yet is I was informed that replacement requires some form of EVAC reprogramming. Also, the youtube videos I have watched did not indicate that there is a clocking requirement of the actuator/blend door prior to installation and it seems to me there would be....any ideas?
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My "clicking" is coming from the passengers feet, behind glove compartment.

I have removed my center bezel, taken out the 2 actuators and checked them... They look fine.
How do I safely get to the other ones behind glove box? Any schismatic, diagram or video would be helpful.

Thanks.
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This should help .... http://www.heatertreater.net/videos.html#ram2
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Default Mine is doing the same

I noticed that my defrost is intermittent. Sometimes the air will blow out of the defrost vents, but most of the time it comes out the front facing vents. I also hear the clicking noise when I start the truck or when I move the mode switch to certain locations.

I have found the recall notice here:
http://www.dodge.com/webselfservice/pdf/K17.pdf

The relevant text of the recall:
"We are recommending the following improvements be performed on some 2009 and 2010 model year
Ram trucks.
Recommended
Service:
The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) actuator gears on
your vehicle
(VIN: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) may break and result in the inability to

fully control the HVAC functions."

I hope that helps.

Its just going to be a pain to take mine in.

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for the past 15 or more years, Chrysler has not made any serious changes to the Climate Control system

Kick back with your favorite beverage & go onto Youtube & type

Heater Treater Dodge
they made 3 videos mostly about how to trouble shoot your system

You can also view other ppls videos on the subject
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The Heater treater videos do not show how to change the temperature control actuator and the recirc door actuator (there are 5 total actuators and 3 of them would take less than 30 minutes to fix). Dodge would not cover mine under the K17 recall because this was already done on the vehicle. I am handy but know nothing about cars and with the combination of the K17 document and the service manual I was able to do the work in about 5 hours. The temperature control actuator is a real bitch though to replace but you can do it without removing the entire air conditioning unit which would require draining fluids. I think if I did it again it would take me about 3 hours. So the $1500 the dealer was going to charge is crazy. It was $100 in parts.

The k17 kept mentioning calibrating the actuators so I am going to call dealer today and see if they can do this for me. It requires hooking it up to their computer.

Even without the calibration everything works well.

PS. The K17 document is a must for doing this work. It tells you exactly what Needs to be done (not necessarily how to do it, this is where the service manual is good) and what you can work around, the service manual only tells you how to remove stuff but not everything needs to be completely removed (like the steering column only needs to be dropped to the floor) and the k17 document is really helpful for this.
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