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Old 10-21-2010, 11:12 AM
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Sounds like the same thing I have with my '06 XK.

When changing the temp for passenger side, I hear a few clicks like somethings is trying to turn or actuate something behind the front dash area. The passenger side no longer gets warm. Only the driver side changes temp.

I hope there's a cheaper fix than what was mentioned. This vehicle is becoming a money pit. Leaky sunroof, failed water pump, broken window regulator... What's next. It's at 72k miles.
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:38 AM
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What if this is a new hot topic for 2006's I have same problem. A lot of noise going on behind the dash I never heard before. Passenger side doesn't get cold. Maybe only few on forum report it as a problem because 1 we need to use our AC and 2 someone needs to be in the passenger seat to let us know its not working.
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Update ... Blend Door servo coupler broken.

So I had some time to tinker a bit with the problem I described in an earlier post. Basically passenger side vents no longer blew hot air. When I move the pass. side temp control... all I hear are clicking noises coming from the lower dash area.

I removed the glove box and spotted the servo (made by Valeo) that opens and closes the heater blend door. I unmounted the servo and found the black coupler broken (connects the servo to the blend door shaft). I hope the coupler is sold separately. It would suck to have to buy the servo assembly (which seems to work fine) just to get the coupler.

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The servo module:


The blend door assembly. Note white plastic nub where coupler connects to:


Other side of servo module where coupler connects to:


Broken coupler:

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UPDATE: Dealer is an ass.

Went to the local Jeep dealer and inquired about getting a replacement coupler. I was told that they no longer sell the individual part and that I must get the whole blend door housing.... $250.

Really? Is there another parts supplier that can supply the $10 coupler?
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Had the exact same problem, went to the dealer in Orlando and bought the housing - which included the shaft - for $35.
Pulled the shaft off the new housing and installed it on the existing housing. I did this last week and haven't had any issues since then.
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My '06 recently developed a serious rattle inside the dash that seems to be related to the A/C cycling on/off. since is it only November, A/C is still useful here in AZ. One tech (not at the stealership) thought it sounded like a blend door issue. Does that fit anybody else's experience?

And is the blend door really that easy to access through the glove box? Tech's estimate for repair had about 6-8 hours labor for pulling the dash
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Hey sly, do you happen to still have the part number sitting around for that housing? I just had the same issue come up for my 06, and I would like to save myself the 970 I was quoted to have the dealer fix that.
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I can't believe they use plastic sprockets and expect the actuators to NOT break the sprockets. I have PM'ed Sly to see if he knows the part # and or the dealer phone number to call and see if they'll sell the housing for $35 like Sly said it cost. My other thought is seeing of a company could make one from metal and we'd NEVER have to worry about the sprocket breaking again!!
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I can't believe they use plastic sprockets and expect the actuators to NOT break the sprockets. I have PM'ed Sly to see if he knows the part # and or the dealer phone number to call and see if they'll sell the housing for $35 like Sly said it cost. My other thought is seeing of a company could make one from metal and we'd NEVER have to worry about the sprocket breaking again!!
Hopefully there is an entrepreneur out there that will do so. I had to repair my sunroof on my Neon R/T twice, its cheapo sunroof compared to the Commander's. There is litterally a plastic block that ties all the cables and tracks together, that kept breaking. Yep, the same shocking case as the air blend doors, why would they make such a thing like this out of plastic? Luckily, the 2nd time around, an entrepreneur did make and offer a metal replacement. It cost a lot more, but worth it, because the sunroof hasn't had a problem since.
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Hopefully there is an entrepreneur out there that will do so. I had to repair my sunroof on my Neon R/T twice, its cheapo sunroof compared to the Commander's. There is litterally a plastic block that ties all the cables and tracks together, that kept breaking. Yep, the same shocking case as the air blend doors, why would they make such a thing like this out of plastic? Luckily, the 2nd time around, an entrepreneur did make and offer a metal replacement. It cost a lot more, but worth it, because the sunroof hasn't had a problem since.
Same issue with my 2000 Grand Cherokees window regulators. They have a plastic piece holding the cable together and they keep breaking. I have repaced three and now need to replace two more. I did find a guy on ebay that remanufactures them with metal so that they will not break.
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