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I remember seeing on the list recently that GM used the same
A/C programmer on theri automatic climate control systems.
Can anyone verify this and tell us all which models used it?
Paul Anderson:Please send any direct mail to my private address as I
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On Thu, 26 Mar 1998 23:33:43 -0500 "Titus, Brian (NJAOST)"
>OK, I've determined that it is in fact the little motor that's gone
>I've managed to extract the motor and I'm wondering if there is any
>trying to take it apart. Anyone have a spare or a line on a new one?
>last trip to the local junkyard wasn't very fruitful; judging from the
>of the 5k's there, I don't expect to find an intact programmer.) My
>says just the motor is about $200 new, but he's going to try to look
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Tony Lum [SMTP:email@example.com]
>> Sent: Monday, March 23, 1998 4:25 PM
>> To: Titus, Brian (NJAOST)
>> Subject: RE: heating woes, continued
>> At 08:17 PM 3/23/98 -0500, you wrote:
>> > Well, now I'm a little confused. I disconnected the Bowden
>> >it moved somewhat freely, but not freely through the complete
>> >motor arm (i.e. not as freely as I would have expected). And, when
>> >from the cable, the motor arm still seemed to click and stumble its
>> >LO to HI. Could both items be going bad? I'm guessing it's really
>> >programmer that is in trouble.
>> Probably the high friction in the Bowden cable caused the motor
>> strip out. I think the programmers are about $150 used. You might
>> better off finding on in a junkyard-you need just the motor assy and
>> solenoids off the junk assy. Got my last one for $8! Listed as
>> interior part :)
>> You need to resolve the excess friction in the Bowden cable/flap
>> or you'll strip out the replacement motor as well. I noticed on
>> if the cable was at the end of its travel (all the way in on your
>> flaps would go overcenter and friction would go way up. When
>> clip on the heater housing try to not let the cable go "all the
>> main flap in front is supposed to have a felt washer and thin metal
>> to reduce friction (think this was a TSB). Older '84-'85 used an
>> auxilliary spring to assist the motor arm in pulling the cable.
>> models use a more powerful motor.
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