I finished one more item on the multiple list of things to do to get my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee back to its former glory. Last year I had the transmission re-built (Got scammed)and had a new heater core put in it (Another mechanic removed the dash, a definite job for a pro, which I am not and he did the install).
I Just replaced the rear hatch actuator, replaced the entire rear passenger light assembly and just finished fixing the blend doors. A new passenger side interior door handle is being delivered next week and next month I’ll replace the driver’s side mirror. Most of the fixes were pretty easy, and thanks to Ebay I saved big cash on after market parts.
The photos are from the blend door fix.
Last year when I had the heater core put in, I had them install an aftermarket set of blend doors (Heater Treater Pro). Experience told me that the stock blend doors just don’t last, so while the dash was off I went ahead and had them replaced with stronger after market doors. Heater Treater had several flavors for the fix. One allowed you to do an easy fix through the glove box , but eliminated the Dual Climate Control of the JGC.
The second but slightly more difficult fix, which also went through the glove box allowed you to keep your Dual Climate Control, but was more expensive and a little more difficult to install.
The third option (which I had chosen) was a beefed up, complete replacement, of the OEM blend doors, but required a removal of the dash. I went that route since the dash was already being removed for the heater core installation.
Well over the summer the heat and air stopped working. Since I wasn’t driving the Jeep that much I just ignored the problem. Now with winter arriving I had to do something about it. So I contacted the folks at Heater Treater and they assured me that if their product was the cause, they would replace it with a new one. They sent me repair instructions and I went to work.