Blend door actuator
Well it has been a little cold here in CT, I have had an issue with the Intrepid, when I would do a check of the ATC it would come back with 23 (blend door actuator).
What this little pain in the ass does is blend cold/hot air inside the car, well mine didn’t, when it is 15 degrees outside, its 15 degrees inside, and you guessed it, no defrost. I have been lucky, I work 6pm to 6am so it was not really an issue, I wanted to fix it but it was not on my top 10 things to do. We have had the chance of snow for a few days now, never did happen, but I wanted to get it fixed, so I call the stealership and order it up, I picked it up today and started working.
Here is what I got on the ATC after the test
This is the new part
Pop the hood and start
Have to get down there to remove the connectors from the battery, yes there is a reason for that, will discuss later
Do you have any idea how small an area that this bastard sits in, well here you go
Now I am 6’7” with big hands, you know what that means, not a fun job
Look how far back that little POS is
Well at this point I called Steve to vent a little, I was pissed that they would put an important part of my Intrepid in such a small area to work in
Well I finished with enough time to go back to work, only difference this time was that I had heat.