2006 Ford F150 HVAC Blend Door Actuator Repair
Wait, wait, wait. Before we get any further, what does a blend door actuator do? It sounds like something you just made up.
The blend door actuators control the temperature from the vents. They also direct the air to the vents you select in your vehicle.
How do they do what they actually are supposed to do?
Your blower motor sends air through your heater core which travels through into the dash vents. If you are asking for cold air then the blower motor sends air through the system and the blend door actuator takes that airflow and moves it away from your heater core. However, you also may have other actuators that do the job of directing air to the floor vents, windshield vents, and the dash vents.
Can’t I use one of these DIY blend door kits? I just want to get this done as soon as possible.
We cannot recommend them. The directions of these kits often ask you to cut into your HVAC ducts. They also give you parts which may not be high-quality parts which could cause you problems later.
I’m ok to drive with my blend door things in this state, right? I don’t want to take unnecessary risks.
Yes. You can drive your vehicle but it might not be a very fun ride depending on the current weather conditions. You will not be able to control your vehicle’s climate very well.
How do you figure out that my blend door actuator is actually the real problem in the first place?
Your assigned technician or mechanic will have to test all the positions of the vent and the assorted available temperature ranges. They will also have to write down those figures to find the problem. If there is no change between the settings then the blend doors may be the cause of the problems. After that, the circuit has to be observed. They will also take a look at vacuum lines and electrical wires in order to determine if the proper amounts of power are being supplied to the system. The components and parts will all be bench tested in order to get a definite idea of where the problem lies.
How do I figure out that I’ve got this problem? What symptoms should I expect?
Your actuators might make noise but that is not always a given. Obviously, most of the symptoms would come out of the A/C and heating. If you feel like you are not getting enough heat or cold then the problem could be your blend doors in your F150. You should also notice that you are not getting as much air through your vents as usual.
I don’t think I have enough money to get my HVAC blend door fixed but I don’t want to be cold or sweating this year. Is there something I can do to make sure that this doesn’t happen to me? What alternatives do I have?
We work with a company that tends to approve around 95% of the people who walk into the shop. It can do the same for you if you have 25 dollars and a bank account. If you have those two things then the program has a very high chance of approving you as well. If you want to know more about the program and what it can do for you then you can stop by our shop or call us. We can help get the process started.
Ok, cool. How do I visit you though? I didn’t see an address in here. What’s your phone number? Maybe I’ll just call you instead.
You can contact us, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, by stopping by the shop or calling us. The address where you can visit us in the shop is 19460 SW 89th Ave. Tualatin, OR 97062. If you want to call us then you can call 503-692-0846.