There's no way I want to try to get through winter without heat! Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable. Try disconnecting your battery for a while to clear the memory. All Grand Caravans get the 3rd-row Stow-and-Go seats that fold completely into the floor to maximize cargo space. Then I decided to visit the junk yard again. The temperature control lever does work somewhat, meaning if I move it from hot to cold the air does blow cooler.
Push Rear Wiper to exit. Disconnect the electrical connector from the blend door actuator being serviced. Models affected are listed below. I'm sure it's easy to do, I just need to know how? And the idea of removing the entire dash was too overwhelming for a weekend project. I tested the motor alignment by changing the heat as hot as it would go and back to cold again and I could hear the door moving as designed and stopping where intended.
Pry out the screw cover in the door pull cup and remove the screw. I have pulled most of the dash apart and cannot find the actuator. Check out the diagrams Below Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed. I also have a 2007 Dodge caravan And so far these last few years if I turn the fan all the way off then when I turn it back on the fan won't come back on as if there is a vent door stuck this stopping the blowing ,but I say that because when I hit a bump going down the road it comes back on. So I knew the shaft was no longer connected to the door. . Convenience is a must in any minivan.
The red rectangle shown in the picture is the approximate area that needs to be cut out to remove the blend door. It seems the colder it is outside the cooler the air is coming from vents. Pry around the bottom and sides of the door panel with a panel tool to release the retaining clips. Anti-lock brakes, tire-pressure monitoring, multi-stage front air bags and supplemental side curtain air bags for all three rows of. We always use the automatic power closure. One week has gone by and I called the dealer to see if the blend door has arrived.
All Grand Caravans come with a 3. Remove the screw at the lower front of the door panel. When I got home I put some white lithium grease on the ends of the blend door and slipped it back trough the slot I had made in the heater box. The van's dash was already mostly destroyed or removed by other people making for easy access to the heater box. Now I have heat in my van once again!!! Check coolant levels before proceeding with any repairs. Power door locks are a nice convenience to have in your car. Which leads me to think rightly or wrongly it is the blend door not operating properly.
Model value: The Grand Caravan was one of the first minivans to make it big in North America, and it's still one of the best. It has an electric servo motor that moves it from floor to defrost. I disconnected the negative battery cable and let the the car stand for about 40 to 60 minutes. So I left the junk yard only having to pay the 2 bucks it cost for admission to the yard. Said that Transport Canada was responsible for them not paying!! As I have 4 children, you can imagine how annoying it must be to have your kids fighting over who gets in first, who is stepping on whom, school supplies being ruined.
This Van is my daily driver after all. After it's fixed you might want to recalibrate it. Outside, the package adds 17-inch polished aluminum wheels with gloss black pockets, a gloss black crosshair grille, black headlamp bezels and matching fog lamps, while inside there is an all-black interior with silver accent stitching and matching leather-wrapped steering wheel. No cause or mistreatment of the door. Refer to Body Diagnostic Procedures to perform further diagnosis. Check out the diagrams Below Turn ignition off.
Feel free to contact me if you have questions and good luck fixing your blend door for a fraction of the work and cost of doing it the 'correct' way! Calibration Test is running when rear wiper and intermittent are alternately. The coolant is full, the thermostat does work, both hoses to and from the heater core are hot, one more so than the other. Get the New Premium With Corolla. As a parent whom has lost a child, I could not express strongly enough the lack of ability to ever fully recover from a loss of this magnitude. This is a safety issue considering most of the time I have 4 children in the back and if something were to happen they cannot use that door to get out. Passengers could be trapped inside in an accident.
With the right replacement part and a little work taking off the door panel, it's a job that the average person can do in under an hour. And remember this is a 'hack fix', no grantee how long it will last. This includes automatically with the buttons in the van and on the remote or manually. Remove the silencer panel from under the driver s side of the instrument panel. I started by cutting out a square slightly larger than the shaft opening around the shaft of the blend door in the side of the heater box by the drives side petals. Every season I have to have my Blend Doors recalibrated because it won't allow me to redirect where the air is blowing.