On mine the air flow was comprimised because the recirc door had broken off, fallen down and blocked things off at the fan. I merely removed the blower motor (3 torx screws) and managed to twist the door around and pull it out. I no longer have recirc function, and my blend doors are still throwing codes, but I haven't yet had to replace them. I still get hot and cold air...
I had a recent problem with mine that turned out to be the wiring connector at the resistor which I know now is a common problem. For future reference if and when the recirc door breaks and falls down like this and restricts your air flow, are there any other clues that it's this? I guess what I'm asking is unlike mine when nothing happened when you turned the fan switch from high to low will you hear a difference in sound when turning the switch from high to low but just not get any air flow or will you also not hear anything at all?
Sup guyz, question ? I been reading through this fer days now and havent really found any useful information. Wuz thinking about making a new post but figured ill jus ask here. Ok i seen one post about getting error code - 52, 54, 56, which on wjjeeps website says "52 = AI (Recirc) door travel range too large, 54 = Left temperature door travel too large, 56 = Right temperature door travel too large. What i would like to know is how do u really fix this time is not a problem parts arent either but i jus would jus like ta know how to fix it right. Did tha recirc door cause the other 2 codes to light or whats really goin on ? ta make it even worse tha fan died also but wuz working after tha codes came up so if any one with the knowledge or know how to fix this problem please post or send me an email at email@example.com
FYI for anyone that finds this thread, you can go the opposite and have it premanantly in recirc mode by cutting up some coathanger to just the right length and using it to "wedge" the door closed... attach one end to the "grill" area the same place you would with the zip tie method, and then the other end just pushes against the door and holds it closed. the key is cutting the wire just the right length to put some pressure on the door all the time, but not so long that it pops out all the time. i guess you could do the same thing with a stick the right length, but the coathanger worked for me.
(it's freakin hot here in phoenix, and having it "vent" all the time just wasn't an option)
Since you guys are talking about the recirculation door maybe you could explain why my 04 GC Lorado has warm air coming out of the vents after the engine has been warmed up. This is with the AC off, set for fresh air and the temp control set to the coolest position. When the Jeep has not been used for four or five hours the air is the same as outside temperature until the engine warms up.
Now is there a way to "do it right" as said before earlier. I am in a cold climate where sometimes I need a burst of hot recirculation air to warm me up. I am getting a WJ from my grandma soon, her recirc doors were broken and fixed under warranty by the dealer, will they break again?
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I have plenty of air flow, and both blend doors are working properly and not broken, however, with no codes I still only get hot heat when the outside temp is above 20 degrees or so, anything less than that and it's cool/slightly warm air at best. Is the recirc door to fault? (It was replaced in the fall)
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Thanks for this...I almost had a heart attack when the dealer told me what it was going to cost for them to fix the recirc door. I was able (with very little mechanical knowledge) to do this in about 40 minutes (only I put mine in the permanent cabin recirculation position because of the super hot temps here in Florida...it just wasn't cooling enough on outside air...now it's ice cold, and for a PI sitting in a vehicle all day, that's important).