Chrysler Full-Size Vans 1989-1998 Repair Guide

Control Cables

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

Later vehicles have vacuum controlled motors and do not have a control cable. Look on the evaporator/heater core case of your vehicle to see if there is a cable attached or vacuum motors are used.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the engine cover.
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  5. Depress tab on the self-adjusting clip and remove cable from the blend door.
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  7. Remove heater control panel.
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  9. Depress tab and remove the cable from the heater control panel.
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  11. To remove the self-adjusting clip, hold core wire firmly at both ends of clip and place a 1 / 4 inch I.D. tube over the clip and pry the clip off the wire.
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To install:
  1. Position self-adjusting clip on core wire 2 inches from the loop at blend door. With a 1 / 4 inch I.D. tube, pry the clip into the locked position.
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  3. Properly route the cable, as illustrated.
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  5. Slide the cable core wire loop on control panel lever and snap into place.
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  7. Install the heater control panel.
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  9. Place the control lever on the control panel to the OFF position.
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  11. Insert the self-adjusting clip onto the blend door and snap into place.
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  13. Adjust the cable by moving the control lever all the way to the right.
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  15. Install the engine cover.
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  17. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Fig. Fig. 1: A distribution door vacuum motor indicates that this system is vacuum rather than cable controlled



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Fig. Fig. 2: Temperature control cable routing

 
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