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Dorman - OE Solutions HVAC Air Door Actuator

Part No. 604-202 Warranty  

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Re-engineered with robust materials to improve durability and performance, our HVAC Heater Blend Door Actuators restore and maintain proper functioning of the HVAC Heater Blend Door.

Product Features:
  • Direct replacement for a proper fit every time
  • Recommended for replacement during blend door replacement
  • High quality plastic housing and motor/circuit board included
  • Dorman’s quality testing ensures year after year of trouble-free service
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Activation Type:Electrical
Location:Driver Side
Material:Plastic
Package Contents:Actuator

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Dorman - OE SolutionsHVA/C Air Door Actuator
 
3.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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      3.0

      As described

      By Mike

      from Romulus, MI

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions HVA/C Air Door Actuator:

          Not an exciting product, but does what it's supposed to for half the cost of the short-lived OEM part. Hopefully it lasts at least as long as the OEM, but 1 week in, it's too early to tell.

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          5.0

          Worked perfectly!

          By EvilGrim

          from Fayetteville, NC

          About Me Very Mechanical

          Verified Buyer
          Level 2

          Pros

          • Fixed Ac

          Cons

          • 4 Hours To Install
          • Difficult To Install

          Best Uses

          • 14 Cost Of Dealer
          • 14 The Cost Of Dealer
          • Replacement

          Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions HVA/C Air Door Actuator:

          5 Main bolts in the dash, and 20 bolts for the instruments and dash came out. Was much easier then i thought.

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          5.0

          Great replacement!

          By Mako

          from Tallahassee FL

          Verified Buyer
          3 or more reviews submitted

          Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions HVA/C Air Door Actuator:

          Very easy to install and fixed my clicking problem.

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          4.0

          product works fine. would buy again

          By bo

          from jacksonville fl

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions HVA/C Air Door Actuator:

            good quality

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            (8 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Works for a while

            By Eric

            from Northern VA

            Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions HVA/C Air Door Actuator:

            Direct replacement for 2004 Navigator rear A/C. Lasted about two years before clicking started again. Time to replace again.

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            (9 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Wrong arm shape for 04 Expedition

            By Big J

            from Tampa, FL

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer
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                  Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions HVA/C Air Door Actuator:

                  The actuator motor was correct, but the shape of the actuator arm was not. Kind of a pain to find that out after you've got everything pulled apart. This product did not fit my 04 Expedition rear A/C actuator.

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                  (9 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good and working so far.

                  By Ted

                  from Northfield, MA

                  About Me Casual Driver

                  Verified Buyer
                  3 or more reviews submitted

                  Pros

                  • Good Price

                  Cons

                  • Needed adjustment

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving

                  Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions HVA/C Air Door Actuator:

                  Good product for the money!

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                  11 Questions | 15 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    Is the actuator shaft a "d" shape or a cross shape? Will this actuator work as the blend (hot and cold) door and the air distribution mode (vent or floor) door?
                    Asked on 2/7/2013 by Jeremy from Griffin, ga

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      This Dorman - OE Solutions HVA/C Air Door Actuator -part# 604-202 is vehicle specific. For assisting you further, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle. You may also call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                      Answered on 2/8/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Is this part hard to replace on an 08 Ranger? I hear different opinions, some say just a few things to remove some say most of the dash, I fear taking "most" of the dash off, I also hear of a special ratchet or tool that makes taking the back screws off easier, please advise, thanks!
                    Asked on 9/30/2011 by e30wadda from Conyers, GA

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Yes, you need to remove the top of the dash to gain access to the actuator and no special tools are required.

                      Answered on 9/30/2011 by Dennis from AAP
                  • Q:

                    I did replace the Ford actuator with the Model 604-202 and after the EATC test I have codes 024 and 025.
                    Looks lik eI am not the only one in this situation, are those Dorman products functional???
                    Asked on 9/28/2011 by SoNic67 from Newport News, VA

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      It is listed for manual AC on most of the applications. In order for us to further assist you, would you please provide us with the year, make, model, and engine size of your application?

                      Answered on 10/3/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
                  • Q:

                    I have gone through 2 new Dorman actuators and am still getting code 024 after resetting the codes and plugging in the harness. Is it possible the problem is something else?
                    Asked on 4/6/2011 by Doug from Tega Cay, SC

                    2 answers

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                      A:

                      I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not solve or be the problem.

                      Answered on 4/6/2011 by David the Dynamite Parts Guy from AAP
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                      A:

                      I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not solve or be the problem.

                      Answered on 4/10/2011 by David the Dynamite Parts Guy from AAP
                  • Q:

                    i was running the heat, and turned it off..now all i get is cold air. I was told that it was the actuator that needed to be replaced..is this true?
                    Asked on 11/27/2010 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Possibly. Unfortunately we are unable to diagnose what is wrong with your vehicle without being able to be there with your vehicle. We highly recommend taking your vehicle to a reputable shop to have them take a look at it to determine the cause.

                      Answered on 11/29/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                  • Q:

                    i have an 03 ford expedition with rear air. ive got a clickin sound coming from the back and a friend of mine told me it was the blend door. just wanted to make sure before i bought it
                    Asked on 10/28/2010 by dan from warner robins,Ga

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Yes it could be the blend door.

                      Answered on 10/28/2010 by Kevin the king of Auto Parts. from AAP
                  • Q:

                    I only get hot air out of any position, even with the heater control knob turned down to the lowest setting. I replaced the fan,temp,& position controls, but still only get hot air. Maybe this unit was bad also, but I wanted to know if it may be the blend door actuator or a bad vacuum line. Help!
                    Asked on 10/20/2010 by Anonymous from Port Huron, MI

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      It mostly is a bad blend door actuator.

                      Answered on 10/21/2010 by Kevin the King of Auto Parts. from AAP
                  • Q:

                    i hve a 2002 ford explorer an my heater will nt gt hot when i trn it on it makes a clickn sound an no heat comes out what mite b my problem
                    Asked on 10/10/2010 by big g

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      It could be that the heater core is clogged, heater valve is not working, or the blend doors are not functioning.

                      Answered on 10/12/2010 by Mike the master of auto parts from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Well, this is the second time that i have e-mailed. This part that i got the blend door actuator has been replced and the air still comes through the defroster, so what could this be. the cost of the parts was 84.50 and i didn't get the problem resolved, so what's next? you have any idea of what the problem could be?
                    Asked on 6/18/2010 by mike from Louisville, ky

                    3 answers

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                      A:

                      It may be the device that actually moves the blend door that is acting up.

                      Answered on 6/25/2010 by Mike from AAP
                    • A:

                      its the metal actuator on the left side middle of the box an it is controlled from a vacuum line

                      Answered on 10/4/2010 by mastermech21 from waterbury ct.
                    • A:

                      its a vaccum leak, just about every ford 97 - 03 had this problem. it should be right outside the firewall on the passenger side. just a little rubber piece of vaccum line will fix that problem for you

                      Answered on 12/21/2010 by josh from fl
                  • Q:

                    Would this be the actuator that controls the flow of air? I mean this will allow the air to blow through the vents instead of the defroster only.
                    Asked on 6/17/2010 by mike from Louisville, Ky

                    2 answers

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                      A:

                      Yes this is the blend door actuator that does control the flow of air.

                      Answered on 6/17/2010 by Kevin from AAP
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                      A:

                      Yes this is the blend door actuator that does control the flow of air.

                      Answered on 6/17/2010 by Mike from AAP
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