Air Door Actuator
The air door actuator in your vehicles temperature control system can lead to a great many problems with controlling the heat and air conditioning in the vehicle. You may find that the problem occurs during various attempts at changing the temperature in your vehicle and some car owners have found that their temperature control only works in extreme temperatures. For instance, when the air conditioning is set on the maximum setting, the system will work properly, but setting the temperature on a mid range setting will cause the system to fail.
Before you determine that this is your problem, you should discuss the issue with your mechanic and let them know that you suspect the air door actuator. This will help to direct them where to look for problems with your temperature control system. There may be a variety of problems with this part that would explain the problem that you are having.
The wrong air door actuator may be installed in your vehicle. Some of the temperature control systems in vehicles are automatic while others are a manual system. If the wrong air door actuator is installed in the system that you have, there will be issues with the part functioning properly.
Another issue could be a faulty part. If your vehicle had been working properly and suddenly is experiencing problems with your temperature control, the part may have stopped working properly. This is not a common part to fail in a vehicle and it may be the result of a defective or poorly made air door actuator.
Once the problem is diagnosed, you can make the decision to have the vehicle repaired in the garage or you can do it yourself. It can be an expensive item to repair in a garage because of the time involved, but it will ensure that the work is done properly.
If you are a do it yourself mechanic, there are many guides and diagrams that will help you find the air door actuator and replace it on your own. This can save you a great amount of money, but you should be sure to read over the diagrams and instructions that you find to be sure that you fix it properly.
Saving money by working on your car on your own can be difficult, but with some research and help, you will find it a very satisfying way to keep your car in tip top shape. There are many things that you can do on your own without the need for expensive mechanics. Many people have discovered the joy of working on their own vehicles and saving money on the repair and maintenance of the family car. Just be sure that you know what you are doing before you take the car apart.
Learning how cars work and the various parts of the vehicle that could be causing you a problem will help you when you bring the car to the shop for repairs. Understanding the information that your mechanic is telling you will allow you to understand what you are being charged for and the problems that your mechanic is repairing. This is a tremendous benefit when you are shopping for a mechanic to fix your vehicle.
You will also gain the ability to know when your mechanic is not being honest with you on the cost of your repairs. Mechanics are for the most part honest, but there are always cases when you are dealing with a less than honest mechanic. Even if you decide to have a mechanic fix your air door actuator, take the time to understand how it works, how much the new part will cost and the work that is involved in the repair.