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Unread 09-04-2013, 10:34 AM   #1
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Infamous Air Stuck on Deforst

1996 Jeep GCL (ZJ)

I know...I know...I've done a search and there are tons of threads on this topic, but after watching the vent/defrost door actuator/arm in action, I've found that my problem is a little different. This is my first post here...any help would be greatly appreciated.

Anyway...the actuator arm above my gas pedal DOES move when I select air to go out vents...BUT it does not move enough to open the door. I can remove the actuator arm and open and close the door by hand, so I don't think the door's broken/stuck. I also have not found any vacuum leaks. Cruise control works fine.

Is the actuator/arm broken? I'm hoping that's the answer because a new actuator is only around $70 and with a little reaching it can be changed without removing the dash.

Any guesses?

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