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Old 05-31-2013, 04:06 PM   #1
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A/C problems help!

So I got my ac purged and recharged today, (just bought the jeep) and they come back and say the AC door is broken meaning that the air only comes out of certain vents, in my case that's side and floors -_- any body know any fixes for this? Thanks

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Old 06-01-2013, 11:13 AM   #2
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I had this happen back in 2005. There are parts available...I have some. Can't remember where I got them though. Problem is...if you need to replace you might need to take the whole air box out. So what Burnsville off road (savage MN) did for me was to make a simple L bracket that forced the air door arm to stay engaged. Usually when the door arm breaks its because the little pins break and it works its way out of the air box.

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What would I need to do to get in there? I guess remove the dash?
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:30 PM   #4
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So I got my ac purged and recharged today, (just bought the jeep) and they come back and say the AC door is broken meaning that the air only comes out of certain vents, in my case that's side and floors -_- any body know any fixes for this? Thanks
Fixes??? Yea, take the top off. Hah hah, I live in Ga we have hot humid summers and my Jeep doesn't even have AC and my top is rarely ever on unless its raining.

Sorry I know that wasn't really help....
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:26 PM   #5
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I live in Tallahassee so I know about those humid summers!
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What would I need to do to get in there? I guess remove the dash?
They didn't remove the dash when they did mine. if they did it was just the part under the steering wheel. Basically if you lay on your back (hurts like hell) across the door frame you can see the little vac activators for the door. Disconnect it and figure out which it is. Remember its orientation and do not change your HVAC controls at this time. Now you can either order a new part...I'm thinking I got mine from that OX Ada company (that name isn't quite right) but they do have them. I ended up having one of my pins stuck in there and we couldn't get it out so the solution was to make a simple Lbracket to keep the arm piece in place without working its way out. It isn't an ideal fix but has worked now for 8 years without any problems. They just screwed the bracket right into the air box with a couple of short screws.
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Basically if you lay on your back (hurts like hell) across the door frame you can see the little vac activators for the door.
Was once replacing the clutch switch and just removed the entire drivers seat making that lay on your back in the Jeep thing hurt much less. Real simple to take out and put back in when done.
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Was once replacing the clutch switch and just removed the entire drivers seat making that lay on your back in the Jeep thing hurt much less. Real simple to take out and put back in when done.
That would definitely be helpful. While painful it only takes about 10 minutes or so to do what you have to do.
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Awesome! Seems like a pretty good Sunday project to me
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:31 AM   #10
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If one of the door arms is broken, the actual arms are available from Omix-Ada. There are at least 2 different ones depending on which one is broken. Sometimes you can put a screw in it to keep it together depending where it is broken. Here is a post with this reference in it. Hopefully you won’t have to take it all apart to replace the door.

"The first picture is the vacuum line connector. The one with the plastic actuator levers shows what you need to fix your doors. The one in the bag on the left is obviously shorter than the one on the right. It goes in the middle hole and operates the upper vent above the radio. The longer one goes in the top hole and operates the windshield defroster. They can both be ordered from Willys Jeep Parts, Jeep CJ Parts, Jeep Parts, Jeep Accessories. Search for "HVAC levers" and you'll find them."

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http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/dash...ml#post2105130


Also some good photos here:

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