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Old 10-19-2010
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Blend Door Motor Fix Needed

Hey everyone. I've done a lot of reading and research through this forum the past couple years but I've never really needed anything until now so I hope I can get some help with this. I've done as much research on the topic as I possibly could and so I'm here asking for some tips on this one. I noticed the other night driving home that I had no heat so I took the truck in to the dealership and had it checked. So now I know that it's officially the "blend door motor" that is shot and I need to fix it. Obviously this is going to require taking apart the dash so I'm wondering if anyone has a diagram from the workshop manual that shows where exactly this part is located. If anyone has one they can show me I'd really appreciate it. Anyone who has done this repair, how much of a pain is it really to take apart the dash? I've looked around at the quick fix but I'm not sure that's the correct part for my scenario as the dealership said it's not the blend door itself, it's the blend door motor that's faulty.

The truck is a 2007 XLT Supercab 4x2 with the 3.0L btw...
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The blend door servo motor is hidden up under the dash on top of the HVAC plenum, above the glovebox and forward of the passenger side airbag which needs to be removed for access. The factory manual says to remove the dash (!) to change it but it can be done in place if you don't mind working in cramped quarters. At least that was the case for the one that I changed in a 2003 Ranger.

Go here, scroll down to "Mounting the Blend Door Servo".

These instructions work on several years from 95 and later. Hopefully, nothing has changed substantially from 2007 onward.
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The dealership tried to charge me $635 to replace it. I told them to show me where it is and I purchased the part. Installed it in about half an hour. I'll post photos of it if anyone else has had this issue. Apparently the motor failed. I plugged the wiring harness into the new one and the motor turned the D shaped part of the motor. The old one was fried and wouldn't turn when plugged in. The part cost me 82 bucks and I saved a ton of money. If anyone else has this issue DO NOT get it done at the dealer. It can easily be done on your own.
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I'm glad you saved $553 by doing this job yourself. I think everyone on here including myself knows not to let the stealership do any repairs unless your vehicle is still under warranty.
I don't see how they live with their-selves ripping people off like that.
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