I own a 2001 Jeep GC and recently sold it to my Dad. It is in really great shape. Of course a month after I sell it to him, there is a problem.
What is happening is that the heat on the passenger side is not working, only "blowing cold" according to pops. On the driver side, no problem. On the passenger side the defrost vent, vents on the dash and the floor all blow cold.
He called a dealer in the small town where he lives and was told that a little plastic piece has a tendency to break and the only repair is to replace the whole control unit...wait for it...for $900, thank you.
Can anyone provide some insight? I would really like to know if anyone has either experienced this or knows a solution.
I just had this done at the dealer and had them replace HVAC control box with redesigned unit so it should not happen again. While it's apart you should change out the evaporater and heater cores as well. I know this is expensive but thats the price of owning a Jeep.
Its your dad..
fix it right..
maybe he will pay for half since he owns it bbw here
the heater treater is great option but not the best
even if you go this route it will cost you ,more if someone else does the work,
new parts are better
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The reason I am here is because $900-1500 is not in the budget. We have to do this ourselves if its going to happen. It looks like even the worst case would take a day at most to do it. both of us are fairly handy around a car. On my 98 limited I had the dash out once to do a stereo upgrade. It was scary the first time, but you just have to be patient and follow the instructions.
i am going to have dad run the diag and see what codes come up. I will report back once I get the codes.
Its been a while since I have been back, but all is well.
Ran the diag suggested by the dude at "Heater Treater". I was lucky since it was only the blend door and not the motor. Easy fix. Took us about an hour and a half. I could do it again in 30 minutes. Compared to the $1000 plus the dealer wanted, Dad is ecstatic and the heater is working perfectly.