Nissan Sentra HVAC Blend Door Actuator Replacement Cost

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HVAC Blend Door Actuator Replacement
The average cost for a Nissan Sentra HVAC blend door actuator replacement is between $167 and $179. Labor costs are estimated between $44 and $56 while parts are priced at $123. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Note about price: The cost of this service or repair can vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Related repairs may also be needed. Talk with a RepairPal Certified shop to learn which repairs might be right for you.

How does the blend door actuator work?

To blow heat into the cabin, the blower motor sends air through the heater core and on through the dash vents. But when heat is not desired, the blend door actuators direct that airflow away from the heater core.

There are also actuators to direct air to the dash vents, floor vents and windshield vents depending which setting is selected.

What are the symptoms related to a bad blend door actuator?

The symptoms of a bad blend door actuator include a lack of heat or air conditioning, or failure of air to blow through some or all of the vents. The actuator motors may also make a noise if they've failed, but this isn't always the case.

Can I drive with a blend door actuator problem?

Driving with a bad blend door actuator may not be comfortable, but it won't hurt the vehicle. 

How often do blend door actuators need to be replaced?

Blend door actuators fail frequently on some vehicles, but not in others. So, the rate of failure will depend on the vehicle make, model and year.