Dash of Chevy Equinoxor Pontiac Torrent before removing to replace the heater A/C temperature motor door when you cannot control the temp.
Picture of the dash removed to replace heater air conditioning temperature door motor that breaks and causes no hot or cold air from vents on Chevrolet Equinox or Pontiac Torrent.
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2006 Pontiac Torrent.I have a 2006 Torrent 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.I have read that it could be the
temperature door motor is bad and needs to be
replaced.My mechanic has not done this. Can we
do it in our garage?
Yes, this is becoming a common problem on the Chevy Equinox
and Pontiac Torrent. The temperature door has broken inside the
dash. To replace it, you will need to remove the entire dash board
assembly, all related parts, the cross car beam, then you can
remove the heater air conditioning case.The case must be
disassembled to replace the door.

It costs about $22 Dealer only. This is an very 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 your mechanic not or you doing
this yourself unless you have experience with the Chevy Equinox or
Pontiac Torrent SUV.
2006 Pontiac Torrent Has No Heat From Vents

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Question: Yes I have the Pontiac Torrent 2006 heater issue.

Answer: OK. What is happening?

Only getting cold air no matter.what setting it is on.

Have you checked the coolant level?

Had to regular mom n pop garage and they says it the heater
shutter door. Yes all coolant was good.

The heater shutter ?

Temp control door is actual term.

Yes, i see you are looking at our webpage about that problem.

Is this something GM is giving coverage for? It should most
Definitely be a recall because it is a safety issue if you don't have

This is a common problem, and a very big repair. Yes, they were
covering this repair a few years ago. Not sure if they still are. The
way to check is to call your local dealer, tell them you have a broken
temp door, and ask them if there is a recall or what is called a
"Special policy adjustment".

I did do that and they gave me a special coverage number 11135.

OK. Then it should be covered under warranty.

All parts and labor?


You think dealer will give a rental while in for repair?

No, because the repair labor time is about 6 six hours. Dealers
typically are not authorized to give rentals on repairs of less than 8
hours. But, your dealer may have loaner cars available.