Problem with my 2006 Chevrolet Equinox.
I have a 2006 Chevy Equinox that the heater does not work. The blower fan and all the switches are fine. Airflow does change from vent to floor to defrosters. When i turn the temp knob to hot air, only get cold come out. Does not matter what setting the mode door is in?
Removed the temperature control motor actuator, and the little knob that it goes into is just spinning and pushes in to the heater box.
Is this a repair to be sent to a mechanic or can i replace it myself.
Do have experience working on cars and trucks for years, but not an Equinox or Pontiac Torrent which are the same vehicle.
Yes, this is becoming a common problem on the Chevy Equinox and Pontiac Torrent.
The temp door has broken inside the dash.
In order to replace it, you will need to remove the entire dash, all related parts, the cross car beam, then you can remove the heater A/C case.
The case must be disassembled to replace the door.
It costs about $22.
This is an extremely big job. Takes a good 7-8 hours to complete. Even for me who works on these cars and trucks all day.
I would suggest not doing this yourself unless you have experience with the
Chevy Equinox or Pontiac Torrent.
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2006 Chevy Equinox Heater Door Broken Blowing Cold