BigBird1Catfish: i have a 97 tahoe that blow ac half to ac vents and half to defrost. someone told me i could have had something drop down from the dash but i cant see anything. the actuator change you videoed looked easy enough. maybe it will fix my problem.
Saul Pineda: good video thanks man really big help it save some money not taking it to mechanic
Michael Mabe: thanks for the video, this has some good tips, going to replace my drivers blend door on 2004 tahoe. LYK how it goes
Michael Hamrick: Can you tell me why my blower motor only works on the high speed ? the lower 3 settings do nothing ? Thanks
Hannah Davey: my 2004 Chevy SUV has the dual controls where the driver side will suddenly blow Screaming hot air in the summer, (when you need AC). it sounds like my issue might be the "blend door" - does that sound like a good guestimate to you?
WhoSaidTyler: You are welcome, glad to help.
hawnpake: Awesome video was a huge help to me thank you very much!
660lrodriguez: My A.C. is ok and temperature is ok too on my 96 chevy 1500...my problem is that when I have the mode to the front... the cold air also passes through the defrost...next thing you know I have a foggy windshield from all the cold air that hits it..is my problem the same actuator you removed???the one on the driver side??? Im just guessing maybe the vent isn't closing enough and I need to replace the same one you replaced on this video...
deekeller1: I have 95 WT1500 and I have HOT to blow out of the vents and floor but when I change to defrost it goes to AC cold with the temp set on hot. Have you had any dealings with this?
WhoSaidTyler: Most likely the panel. I would confirm system charge and also see if a command is being sent to the compressor to turn on during the times that it isn't responsive before you spend the money for a control panel.
You may also be able to repair the panel yourself.
ShoNuffDC: My question is on my 96 GMC 1500 the blower works on all speeds but the ac compressor only turns on when the blower switch is between off & low. Is that the control panel or an actuator?
sage brush: I'm having the same issue. The linkage from the actuator is completely off my 95 suburban. How'd you fix it? I can't tell how where it goes back together. Does it require complete lower dash disassembly?
redcarrot wthnow: Check out my 95 chevy
PAMAROSHOUSE: our 95 just went out on the drivers side damn it hot air in the face the rest of the truck cold
419MrSmith: Both my actuators tend to have a mind of their own and move whenever they please. I was thinking about replacing the one at the blend door until I realized the one on the floor moves funny too. Maybe I just need to replace the control unit. My system is pretty much the same as yours, it's a 95 gmc. Nice vid, thanks!
TheDeathatron: I have a 99 same body style as yours. My ac works but doesn't get very cold. The freon levels are normal. Do you think it's the blend door going out that's mixing warm/cold air? Also there's a intermittent click every 30secs near that area.
WhoSaidTyler: It's not just the trucks either. A ton of cars from '97 on up that have the split system have nightmare problems with one side hot, one side cold.
GM needs to go back to the old cable-operated controls if they can't do any better than this.
sensationalies: My passenger side on my 05 HD is blowing heat. I can't believe this hasn't been a full scale recall from GM! Their stepping motors for the guages are an equally bad design that I've replaced myself.
MekanikalDem0n: Never mind I found my actuator lever was compleatly hanging off the accuator itself...
MekanikalDem0n: My air is cold on my 97 Yukon. But my fan setting below HI doesn't work, and the only mode problem I have is the dash vents wont actuate... Will changing this motor possibly fix that? And my defrost vent on the top of the dash only blows on the passenger side, it doesn't defrost but half the windshield.... Any info would be greatly appreciated.:)
romeo moreno: on a 1997 Tahoe the air is stuck on hot the ac light is no and the other recirculating button is on to.. but can not change for hot to cold.. which one of the controls would I look from the driver side or pass side....
Jpait94: I have a problem with my 96 sierra my AC went out and Idk why. I think its my AC control unit bc I had problems with it before and to turn the lights to the AC and recirculate buttons off I would have to wiggle the power knob to the unit. All it does now when I turn my ac on is it blows air. not cold or hot it blows down to the floor and out the side vents I noticed that it blows out my main vents for a second when I turn the AC off for a second and then back on again. Thank you for any help!
stacie Phillips: Thank you so much! My son now has AC and Heat and is no longer stuck on defrost!
WILLIAM CORLEY II: Thanks for the video it was very helpful with changing my 02 Tahoe mode actuator.
joanben1977: Just changed mine on my 97 Z71. This video was very very helpful.
Thank you sir.
WhoSaidTyler: And thanks for the adsense view.
WhoSaidTyler: You MISSED the point, which is....this is my channel, my videos, and I talk as much as I want. Get...over...it. Maybe you would rather pass the time sitting to write a check while somebody else repairs your truck instead of you. You got this help for free Mr. Impatient, be glad you did.
Alex Shin: Mine 98 sounded like it was slapping, come to find out my seals were shot. They got hot, now all the seals are a black greasy sticky mess. Once the sticky seal broke loose it would slap/ open up. Now my flap falls out all the time.
Alex Shin: Is there a easy way to change the upper blend door? Mine falls out when I change from window to the floor and the seals are shot.
marvin sanders: The problem i'm having is ? That it blows cold air when i put it on the heat side. The only way it would blow heat is when i unplug the vacuum line from the heater bypass control and plug it back in it works ! I know this might sound crazy but ? Do i need a bypass control ? I have a 99 suburban.
WeBleedCrimsonRTR: well the problem I'm having is the actuator is turning when I turn the knob but the vents don't move and the airflow isn't really blowing out of any set of vents more than the others like the vents are stuck in between causing a 50% block of airflow. Any Ideas?
jhowell928s: When you pull off the motor that selects which vents the air comes from, behind it you'll see a white lever/knob. It's actually what the motor uses for selecting positions.
WeBleedCrimsonRTR: sorry to sound like an idiot but where is this lever?
WeBleedCrimsonRTR: I know this video is about 2 years old but I have a question and hope for a response. When I turn the mode knob the actuator does turn (that little silver thing you can see from the driver side floorboard while it's plugged in still) but the air doesn't seem to redirect. The blower motor was recently replaced and it seems to run just fine. Also my ac shows good charge on freon but when I press the ac button what little air does come out of the vents doesn't cool at all. Any Ideas or tips?
Colton Taylor: I LOVE this video, thank you soooooo much. But I have other problems and need to talk to you about it (about the actuator)
Cattom Rud: Mine truck on AC mode is hot on driver side and cold on passenger side. Is there one of the actuators on each side?
magzxi: since you pointed out that both actuators are the same i was able to swap them around and determine that tje conyrol unit was bad. tjanks!
magzxi: awesome video, thanks! just what i needed.
julio liscano: Cool post explained exactly the problem im having thanks
WhoSaidTyler: Glad I could help.
713rmx: Thank you very much for this video!! Now I know what's wrong with my ac!! Will be fixing it this weekend.
sbeer6er: It didn't engage at all, but now when I hooked it up to force it, it slaps. I'm pretty sure it will break something in there now, lol.
Matt Foltz: hey i have a 98 chevy 1500 w/t and when i turn off the air or heat the floor vents open and let in air from the out side do i need to replace the actuator that is under the dash next to the gas peddle and the fresh air actuator motor also i dont know what do do
ghtowagon: Did yours have a SLOW engagement of the change over from the dash defrost vents to the upper front vents? Mine does it, The flapper door is slow to change and when it does it goes "SLAP"
countryboy2088: hey got a 1995 gmc sierra the defrost wont blow hot air everything else changes and blows hot air fine any ideas
IMATANK84: Thanks man! Sometimes my truck will stay on the floor and not come our then vents and have to wait like 5 mins and a tap on the dash makes it come kit the Pannel
WhoSaidTyler: Rare problem but a very good tip.
sbeer6er: Before you replace the actuator, check the flaps and make sure one of the springs that are hooked to the actuator isn't enabling a sticky flap. A new actuator didn't fix my problem until I unstuck the flap.
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