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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Dumb Blonde here, I have a 2010 chevy traverse, dual climate control, the passenger side is blowing hot air when the air conditioner is on. The drivers side blows cold air. Sometimes when I start the car it blows cold out of both sides, and sometimes when I start the car it blows hot out of passenger side. I have already tried to reset by removing fuse and replacing, (didn,t work). I am thinking now I need to replace the actuator on passenger side, so, where is it and, how much does it cost. would it be cheaper to order from the internet, and if so where is a good place to order from. Any pictures or videos would be very much appreciated.
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 10:33 PM
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You are correct, if you have cold air on one side and not on the other, it is an actuator that is causing the problem. There are three in the front, one on the driver's side and two on the passenger side. Since you are having problems on the passenger side, it is one of these that is causing the problem. You can access these two actuators by dropping the glove box down. There is one electrical connector for an actuator and three torx screws to remove (T20, if I recall).

I have ordered from RockAuto.com - it is pretty easy to find the right part (especially since all three front actuators are identical on these vehicles) if you choose the correct information for your vehicle. But you can also find these on ebay and lots of other places too. They are not expensive.

Try searching on here or Youtube and you will probably find more info on which actuator (out of the two on the passenger side) needs replacing. It is possible to do it yourself but it can require patience and flexibility as you can find yourself twisted up looking above you and trying to work with small screws.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Linneje, that was very helpful. Think I will order the part and get my backyard mechanic to install it.
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
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found this great post on changing the actuators. It's for a buick enclave, but basically the same procedure as for the traverse

https://www.enclaveforum.net/24-inte...-pictures.html
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