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Angry Need to replace blend door actuator

Question is which one? Is there a trick to finding out which actuator is faulty? I can see 2 of the four actuators behind the glove box, and I'm hoping it's one of them. Car is, of course, out of warranty.


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Im guessing you have the clicking noise that goes with a bad actuator? If so, you wanna change your climate control settings 1 at a time to isolate it. Usually i put the air in vent mode, then i put the temperature from full cold to full hot, if its dual zone, do one at a time. If no noise, then turn the recirc on then off. If still no noise, then cycle through the airflow positions. You should be able to isolate it this way, and i believe all actuators are relatively easy to get to.

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The BLEND door actuator, being precise, is the actuator which mixes the air when you go from cold to hot. That's the blend door. However, many people use this term to refer to any of the actuators under the dash.

As he said, move one control at a ttime until you isolate the problem. Aim a flashlight at each one and you should be able to see which one is associated with each action in very short order.

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Ok, found the bad actuator that was making all that racket. Turned out to be the defrost module which is located just to the left of the one directly behind the glove box opening and easy to get to. Ordered a new one from Rock Auto with a 3 year warranty for 13 bucks shipped. My local Ford dealership wanted 50 bucks for the same part! Thank you to: tntoy, preciousroy and especially sloppymax for pointing me in the right direction.

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The one behind my NAV screen (sounded like it) went out at 13,000 miles and was fixed under warranty. The dealer told me i was lucky since it was really hard to get to and would cost over $1000 to repair.

The tech checking me in said this was a very common issue and 'most' mustangs will experience.

Is this all true or was I fed line of BS?

How hard are they to replace for real? I'd like to know if I can do it myself if another one goes out. 18,000 miles now but out of warranty.
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All the mustang ones are easily doable. Some on other card require dash removal
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All the mustang ones are easily doable. Some on other card require dash removal
thanks. They told my the dash had to be removed for 1 of them but since under warranty i never checked it out. If this ever comes up again i'll just do myself.
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Ok, found the bad actuator that was making all that racket. Turned out to be the defrost module which is located just to the left of the one directly behind the glove box opening and easy to get to. Ordered a new one from Rock Auto with a 3 year warranty for 13 bucks shipped. My local Ford dealership wanted 50 bucks for the same part! Thank you to: tntoy, preciousroy and especially sloppymax for pointing me in the right direction.
Hi boys,im Davide from Italy,
excuse me for my english....
I have a 2007 V6 Mustang and
This morning when I turned on the car , I heard the sound that clicks for a few seconds.
The sound can still be heard when I move the airflow selector of from 0 to cabin…

Please,what’s the bad actuator for you?
Must i remove glovebox to check or dash?
Tanks!!
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