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Jeep Grand Cherokee Temperature Blend/Recirculation Doors May Fail and Cause AC Problems

Jeep Grand Cherokee Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Average Mileage: 103,799 mi (12,000 mi - 250,000 mi)


Temperature blend and recirculation doors commonly fail, which can cause the AC modes not to change or the temperature to be different on the left and right sides. If replacing blend air doors, a recirculation door, a door link, or a sub-assembly housing, new heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) sub-assemblies are available that improve reliability.

  •  Rookie

    Hey Guys... If you are getting NO air through the ducts and the fan is on, it is probably the recirculation door behind the glove box. Mine broke and fell to block any air coming from the fan. Easy, cheap fix - I removed the glove box, used a wood shish kabob stick to lift the door back into the open position then used wire to secure the stick to the plastic grate covering the cabin air intake. I now get great air circulation.
    If there is a problem with temperature control and/or differences between the passenger and driver sides, then it is probably the blend doors. Mine broke too...

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  • Visitor, , 109,300 mi

    I had the blend doors and recirculating fan replaced 3 years ago. I have experienced a heater /ac problem again. i installed new blend doors and that did not correct the problem, the old plastic blend doors were still good. I have noticed the blower sound like it is on but no major air flow comes out of the vents, not to mention no heat. what may be the cause, im lost .

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  • Visitor, , 166,000 mi

    My air flow through air registers would not change. It was always on the defrost mode. Found the VACUUM hose not attached on the intake manifold side. Connected the hose all systems back to normal. (vacuum hose located on the driver side under the hood) Check the intake manifold there should vacuum hoses connected to the intake manifold. There is also a diagram and a notation under the hood. When you open the hood this information is on the underside of the hood (front end)

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  • Visitor, , 182,000 mi


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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    Heat on the pass side cold on the driver side....quoted $1500 to fix. $500 for parts, $1000 for labor. I feel like I could fix this myself but not sure how hard it actually is or the steps that need to be taken to avoid causing more dammage.

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  • cold on passenger side when heat is on!!!

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  • Visitor, , 126,000 mi

    No Heater, no hot air blowing after temperature is raised.

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  • Visitor, , 122,000 mi

    pass / side cold air drvr's side any temp you wanted. found out dlr weanted $ 1300 plus estemated. sells kit w/instructions did it myself for 150.00.

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  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    right side air is always at the coldest. no heat on the right side and air temp will not change, left side works good.

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  • Visitor, , 105,000 mi

    cut a hole put a screw in to hold them in place for winter

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