Q: Car blowing cold on one side, hot on the other

asked by on

My car has dual climate control. The driver's side blows cold, while the passenger's side blows hot.I was told it is the blend door actuator getting stuck.

That sounds about right. There have been a lot of cases with faulty actuators. They are computer controlled. If a code is set, they will default to a set position, or it’s stuck. The blend door itself could be stuck as well. You can have your blend door actuator replaced by a certified mechanic. I would recommend having an inspection of your AC issue before moving onto a repair.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car blowing cold on one side, hot on the other

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: The Check Engine Light came up with the code P2017, what do I need to replace?

If you are getting this code it is due to one of two things. The vast majority of the time it is caused by a failure in the variable charge motion actuator, which is the same part that you mentioned....

Q: 2004 X type jaguar reading transmission fault will go in gear but wont pull off

Hi Bo. Jaguars typically have this problem, which tends to be caused by one of two things. First, it's common for an internal transmission sensor failure to trigger this warning light and the shifting issue. A second issue is due...

Q: Blend door is stuck

The blend door in your SUV is controlled by an electric actuator. If the blend door itself is stuck, the actuator will still attempt to move it. However, the actuator itself is usually to blame. It will need to be...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...