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Old 12-06-2010, 10:25 AM
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I want to know if there is a way to make the blower door open for the floor heater. It's been broke for about 3 yrs now but last yr, out of the blue, it opened and worked for about a week. I'm so mad because everyone i talk to says that i can get it fixed but it will only work for a few days or weeks and than break again. I don't want to put a lot of money into something that isn't going to stay fixed for at least a couple of yrs. My understanding about this problem is ...... this is way to common among dodge ram owners and dodge is not going to step up and fix it (recall). Please help. Also, I wanted to make a note about my engine. I wasn't given the option to put my correct engine on my registration. It reads on my window sticker (info on the vehicle when you buy it), Dodge Ram 1500 SLT QUAD CAB, ENG: Eng- Next Generation 4.7L Magnum V8, Transmission: 5 spd Automatic 5-45RFE.
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:38 AM
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look under the drivers side at the heater box. You will see the opening for the floor vent..you can push a screwdriver up into this opening and push the door up..just do it a little because this will also control the defrost and you do not want to turn off defrost completely. It is designed so that if the actuator break or the door fails, that it will fall down so you have defrost. You may have to leave something jammed up in there to keep it from falling again.

As for long term repair..the new stops are heavier duty than the original oem and I hope last longer after the repair. Yes the repair is long and time consuming.
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:55 AM
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Odd. I've repaired plenty of mode doors/actuators and never had any of them come back for the same problem. As for the registration, I'm guessing you need to take that up with your states DMV.
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:05 PM
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Are you talking about the registration here on the forum ?
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I am having the same darn issue with my heat....GRRRRR it also takes 15+seconds to switch between vent and defrost. Truck is going back to dealership on Monday hope they fix it this time. Last time it didn't last more than a day.
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I had mine in for the same issue and they had to replace the entire heater housing as well as the heater core.
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I had a 2003 ram with the same heating problem...i bought my truck used and the re-circ door was removed. I have no doubt that in the past the door broke off and fell into the heater fan, would have made a horrible noise, I'm sure. Anyways, there was always a cold breeze coming into the truck with this door missing, so I did some research. I found a great company, www.heatertreater.net I bought the recirc door and put it in under 30 minutes...they sell metal doors and axels to replace the dodge plastic ones and have videos and instructions to help. No need to take the whole dash apart, just select trim pieces...Its worth checking out, you can watch the video on the website to see how hard it is
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I forgot to mention, they provide this for all the air doors under the dash, not just the re-circ.
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go to the HEATERTREATER web site, you can trouble shoot your own system

http://www.heatertreater.net/?gclid=...FQkSbAodI2YBnw
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