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2005 Pontiac Vibe Question: Recirculating Actuator

 

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baxe, Harvey, AR, July 07, 2009, 18:16
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Has anyone had to replace this part on their Vibe? I have 84K miles on my Vibe and am looking at a $200 bill to replace this. It opens and closes the air vents.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, July 07, 2009, 22:53
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    Just looked for Pontiac Vibe service bulletins regarding actuator problems but there are none. I work on Toyota Matrixs which are the same car and have not replaced these actuators. Call the dealer if it is in stock it is probably a common failure if they have to order it it is less likely to be a common issue.

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    Visitor, March 01, 2010, 06:31

    I replaced mine at about 120k, the dealer got the part in a few days.

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    March 18, 2011, 19:12
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    Yes, twice. First under warranty then 325.00 no warranty

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    Visitor, May 15, 2011, 12:08

    Yes, I replaced mine at at 80,000 miles. It takes patience and a small 7/32" wrench to remove the two screws on the actuator. It can be done, but not if have a bad back or low tolerece for turning the screws 1/4 of a turn at a time. There is very little room to work behind the glove box.

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