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1994 INTREPID. ONLY GETTING CABIN HEAT WHEN IN RECIRCULATION

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1994 INTREPID. ONLY GETTING CABIN HEAT WHEN IN RECIRCULATION MODE
JA: Have you checked the coolant level? Has there been any leaking from the hoses?
Customer: COOLANT LEVEL IS GOOD.
JA: Are you fixing your Intrepid yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: THERMOSTAT HAS BEEN REPLACED AND AIR PURGED
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: CLICKING NOISE NEAR GLOVE BOX WHEN IGNITION IS TURNED ON
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Chris replied 17 days ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you today. You have a failed recirc/fresh air door actuator. The gears are stripped in it and that is why you hear the clicking noise. Have the actuator replaced and then recheck the operation of the door and heat output.

Chris

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
EVEN THOUGH IT IS CLICKING IT DOES GO INTO RECIRC MODE AND PROVIDES HEAT. MOVE THE MODE SWITCH TO DEFROST (NO A/C ON) AND THE AIR GOES COLD.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
ISN'T THE RECIRC DOOR OPEN TO FRESH AIR DURING NORMAL HEAT OPERATION?
Expert:  Chris replied 17 days ago.

The recirc door can be set to fresh or recirc with the heat on. You may have other issues like a control panel that is acting up and swinging the temperature blend door to the cold side when it dhould not, but I am recommending that you replace the recirc door actuator first, then do a battery disconnect /reconnect to calibrate the system and then recheck it.

Chris