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Old 09-04-2013, 01:18 PM
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I have an '09 RAM 1500. When I turn the key to ON I get a LOUD clicking sound from under the passenger side dashboard. Upon further investigation and removing the glove box, I see a white plastic thing above where the air filter would go if you have one. I have no idea what it is called, but I think it's purpose is to recirculate the air. Apparently this thing is supposed to move up and down but mine is stuck down. Possibly the gear that drives this think is broken and causing the clicking noises. It only does this for a about 5 to 10 seconds then it's done. Anyone have this happen to their truck or know how I can fix this?
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That sounds like your recirculating door is stuck and the gears are slipping. You need to get in there and find out why.
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My Armada had a similar problem and it was the AC/Heat door actuator (nissan offered to fix it for around 500 bucks) so I traded it in on a RAM.
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My Chevy had that issue. I took the door motor out and fixed it myself and saved $300. One of the contacts just needed to be cleaned so it would realize it reached the end of the area it was supposed to move.
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Thanks for the replies! I plan on taking it into the dealer for this one. It will actually be my second attempt because on Tuesday they had it all day long and said they needed more time. I don't think they even looked at it.
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That sounds like your recirculating door is stuck and the gears are slipping. You need to get in there and find out why.
You were exactly correct RogerRamJet! Took them two attempts but it's finally fixed. They replaced the actuator. My extended warranty covered this with a $100 deductable.
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Voonderbar! Thanks for posting the resolution.
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