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My car's A/C won't cycle from the vents to the floor to the

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My car's A/C won't cycle from the vents to the floor to the defrost. I took everything apart and inspected the actuator. It will attempt to move the parts to close the ports but it gets hung up, almost as if it doesn't have the power to cycle all the way through anymore. Is it possible for the actuator to lose power?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

Hi Im Dave, the actuators, being made of plastic wear down around the moving parts. not necessarily lose power but get wallowed out a bit.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
do you recommend replacing that as a first step? Im trying to avoid wasting $75 if that's not what I need to replace.
Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

absolutely replace it. yes

Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

if you can wait for shipping, go to rockauto.com and get it there. a lot cheaper

Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

i just checked, they dont carry that part

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ah okay. I'll just order one from wherever I can get it then. See what happens from there.
Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

please keep me posted

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will do thank you.
Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

can you please leave a rating

Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

did you replace it yet?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ya I actually opened it up and one of the gears is cracked. I ordered from the dealership, should have it tomorrow. I'll leave a rating.
Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

excellent

Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

can you please leave a rating, thank you