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Unread 12-06-2006, 08:13 PM   #1
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WJ recirculation door fix *pics*

Continuing on with the theme of off-the-wall fixes such as the 249 -> 247 yoke modification, you should not expect any less with this WJ recirculation (recirc) door fix.

The recirculation door is right above the blower motor, and the blower motor is right under the passenger side dash.

Here is the blower motor removed, and yes there is a quick disconnect for the wiring so you can pull it and get it out of the way:



Here is a picture looking directly upwards, the blower motor assembly fits directly up in here. Removes with three 7mm hex screws (blue arrows) , you can also use the torx-bit, I think it is a T-25:



Looking directly upwards again, you can see the recirculation door completely disconnected from the hinge and motor assembly. Yes it is upside down, we turned and propped it up to take a picture:



By opening the glove box and removing these two rubber dampeners (for lack of a better term) you can fully open the glove box and have it swing down all the way:



After drilling a small hole in the recirculation door, a zip-tie is now securing the door closing off the vent to the cabin recirculation. It goes through the door and attaches to one of the plastic cross bars on the grate behind the glove box:



Yes, that is it. No fussing around with removing the dash or selling your newborn on eBay to cough up the dealership prices. No you do not have control over recirculated air or outside air, but if you need that then I hope you don’t stray to far from the mall parking lot! Wheel your junk and quit complaining!

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Unread 12-06-2006, 08:16 PM   #2
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Like Tim and I were going to take the dash out. OF COURSE we would find another way... this one DAMN simple... FSM calls for dash removal!

When the recirc door was busted I LOST ALL AIR FLOW! WARM AND COLD!!!

Now I have heat and AC back but I CAN'T use the recirculation feature... which I never used anyway.
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Unread 12-06-2006, 08:16 PM   #3
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hey uh tim can you come and fix mine too?
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Now I have heat and AC back but I can use the recirculation feature... which I never used anyway.
man thats the only way to go in heat....recirculation is only way to get mine real cold, worth the trade off though for the time/effort saved.
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man thats the only way to go in heat....recirculation is only way to get mine real cold, worth the trade off though for the time/effort saved.

I don't use AC in summer. I don't think I have ever used it once.

It heats up REALLY HOT now and it was 22 out today.
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Unread 12-06-2006, 08:24 PM   #6
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How long did it take you guys to execute this ?
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How long did it take you guys to execute this ?
If we could find all the tools we were looking for in Tims garadge... about an hour.

We spent more time looking for tools than fixing.
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About 45 minutes of working. If I could have found my stupid dremel bit attachments right away it probably would have taken 25 minutes.

Mitch, I'm pretty sure you could tackle this yourself, it really is not hard.
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Unread 12-06-2006, 08:31 PM   #9
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nah i dont have it (yet) i was messing with blaine
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GREAT JOB guy's, I'm adding this to the FAQ!!!
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You guys are lazy.

Just pull the dash and do it right.
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You guys are lazy.

Just pull the dash and do it right.
Yea we are lazy... This was WAY easier.
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this work help something with the famous blend doors?
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this work help something with the famous blend doors?
Nope........
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Help with codes 52, 54 and 56

I have a Grand Cherokee LTD 2004 and I am not getting any hot or cold air anymore (just a little air is flowing). I believe the blend door and the recirculation switch broke and I am getting error codes 52 54 and 56. Will the described fix work for my model without taking the dash off ? Thanks for your reply.

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