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Fresh air door above heater wont move
, have hot air on

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Customer: fresh air door above heater wont move
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Customer: have hot air on drivers side cold air on passenger side found outside air door wont move motor seems ok
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

If the recirculation door isn't moving then the issue could be the door, it's actuator, wiring, the control head or a/c amplifier (depending on system), but that won't cause the problem you're having. Make sure you're actually changing from recirculation to outside air when watching the door for movement.

A temperature difference between sides on heat is caused either by a blend door issue or restricted heater core. If you have a dual zone system then there is a blend door for each side. If one side on a dual zone system will not change temperature it is most likely either a broken door or failed actuator.

If it's a single zone system then there is a single blend door and a lack of heat on one side would most likely be caused by a restricted heater core and only one side of the core is being heated by the cooling passing through.