Dodge Journey: Actuator, mode door, rear

DESCRIPTION

Heating & Air Conditioning
Fig. 51: Rear Actuator Description

The mode door actuator (1) for the rear heater-A/C system is a reversible, 12 volt direct current (DC), servo motor. The rear mode door actuator is located on the outboard side of the rear heater-A/C housing.

The rear mode door actuator is contained within a black molded plastic housing with an integral wire connector receptacle (2), an output shaft with splines (3) connect it to the rear mode-air door and three integral mounting tabs (4) allow the actuator to be secured to the rear heater-A/C housing. The mode door actuator does not require mechanical indexing to the mode door linkage, as it is electronically calibrated by the A/C-heater control.

The A/C-heater control must be recalibrated each time an actuator motor is replaced.

The rear mode door actuator is interchangeable with the actuator for the rear blend-air door.

OPERATION

The rear mode door actuator is connected to the A/C-heater control through the vehicle electrical system by a dedicated two-wire lead and connector of the rear heater-A/C wire harness. The rear mode door actuator can move the rear mode-air door in two directions. When the A/C-heater control pulls the voltage on one side of the motor connection high and the other connection low, the rear mode-air door will move in one direction. When the A/C-heater control reverses the polarity of the voltage to the motor, the rear mode-air door moves in the opposite direction. When the front A/C-heater control makes the voltage to both connections high or both connections low, the rear mode-air door stops and will not move.

The front A/C-heater control uses a pulse-count positioning system to monitor the operation and relative position of the rear mode door actuator and the rear mode-air door. The front A/C-heater control learns the rear mode-air door stop positions during the calibration procedure and will store a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for any problems it detects in the rear mode door actuator circuits.

The rear mode door actuator is diagnosed using a scan tool.

The rear mode door actuator cannot be adjusted or repaired and must be replaced if inoperative or damaged.

REMOVAL

Heating & Air Conditioning
Fig. 52: Rear Housing Mode Door Actuator Removal/Installation

1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.

2. Remove rear heater-A/C housing (3) and place it on a workbench.

3. Disconnect the wire harness connector (4) from the rear mode door actuator (2) located on the outboard side of the rear heater-A/C housing.

4. Remove the two screws (1) that secure the rear mode door actuator to rear heater-A/C housing and remove the actuator.

INSTALLATION

Heating & Air Conditioning
Fig. 53: Rear Mode Door Actuator Align

1. Position the rear mode door actuator (1) onto the rear heater-A/C housing (3). If necessary, rotate the actuator slightly to align the splines on the actuator output shaft with those on the rear mode-air door pivot shaft (2).

Heating & Air Conditioning
Fig. 54: Rear Housing Mode Door Actuator Removal/Installation

2. Install the two screws (1) that secure the rear mode door actuator (2) to the rear heater-A/C housing (3).

Tighten the screws to 1.2 N.m (10 in. lbs.).

3. Connect the wire harness connector (4) to the rear mode door actuator.

4. Install the rear heater-A/C housing.

5. Initiate the Actuator Calibration function using a scan tool.

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