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Air mixing gear motor


Hi. I have a Iveco 50C17 2006 motorhome. Has anyone replaced this small servo motor under the dash. My dealer quoted a price of $5000-6000 to replace this part, saying the dash has to be removed. I am reasonable mechanical minded and was wondering if anyone out there has removed the dash and may be able to post a link from a workshop manual showing the steps to do this. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Cheers 



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Can't find an Iveco on YouTube but plenty of other makes, this work is more of a Auto Electrician/Vehicle AirCon instead of Mechanic.
My preferred Auto Electrical does both so ring around you will probably find it is accessible when you know the bits and pieces you need to remove to get to it.
With $5000-$6000 they probably have never done it before or they are trying to scare you off.

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Thanks Kebbin. I think you are correct in saying they didnt want to take on the job. I will talk to my local auto electrician and see what he has to say. Thanks for your input.

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Dennis, If you know a friendly panel beater he may be able to show you best way to remove dash (they do it every second day).

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What does air mixing gear motor do exactly ?

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From your description it sounds similar to something to what Ranger/BT50 utes have which in their case is called a "blend door actuator" (if you do a google search you'll find a lot of info). Basically on the models with auto climate control it adjusts the amount of hot and cool air in line the temp you've selected on your heater/aircon system. On Ranger/BT50s it's not uncommon for them to fail - in my case it was constantly blowing hot air on the passenger side despite being set to blow cool air. Luckily on my model it's an approx $30 replacement part, and while a bit awkward to get to, it is not necessary to remove the dashboard (took me about 30 mins to replace). On some other types of vehicles it may possible be necessary to remove the entire dashboard so perhaps this is what you are being quoted for???

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Oops I just reread your post and saw that you are being quoted to remove the dashboard. Maybe someone has done it before and done a youtube video of it? That's how I found the best way to do mine.

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Possibly a search on this forum might find something. Even join it and ask.

https://ivecoforums.com

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Hi Jaahn. I took part of the dash out and also used a endoscope to try and find the actuator without any luck. I have the workshop manual for the vehicle but it doesnt have any information on this actuator. So, I have just learned to live with the clacking noise from the heater mixer, it is still working ok. Thanks for your input.

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Hi Landry. It is a small servo motor which activates the mixer doors on the heater/ac box.



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Hi Todd an. The unit you described is basically the same in the Iveco as your unit. Just cant find any info how to replace the actuator.



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Thanks for the suggestion, sounds like a good idea 



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Hi. Went down this path without any luck 



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The Rangers have 4 of them. 3 on the left side and one on the right. The left ones are relatively easy to get at by removing the gloves which is a ten second job, but the right side one is an absolute pain in the arse. You don't have to remove the dashboard only certain panels, but it is in a position that I cannot access with my crook back.

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I have a ford Territory that has a partially stripped gear in the HIM module and was quoted $1600 to remove dash and front seats and steering column and consul, No way, the car will never bee the same again, I now drive the AC manually now I have found settings that don't cause a problem, a sticker on the dash threatens death to anyone who touches the AC settings, that includes the people who service the car. Also I have checked under the dash and recon if it fails completely the angle grinder will be put to work and cut out anything that stops me from getting to the HIM or the blend doors equipment, then I will bolt back the relevant parts. This car has been a great machine towing my van and going all over the country without major issues, I will not dismantle the car for a 25 cent plastic gear or shaft. very bad design only to make Ford dealers richer, they will not touch my car again. If the blend doors stop working I have checked in the heater housing and found I can stick a bit of tie wire in and lock the doors where I want them.



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