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Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:47 pm 
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Has anyone had any luck in replacing a airmix rod in a BA/BF?
I am trying to remove the single airmix rod in the front air ducts and replace with 2 rods for dual zone climate control but the damn thing won't budge. Have done everything to the manual but still no go! This is last damn thing I have to do before it is all working.

OR does anyone know who does this sort of work in Adelaide (other than FORD) ?

Any help would be appriciated.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:35 pm 
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Yep, I've done it. nasty isn't it.

But I had the dash out and was able to see inside the box. With the temp set to extreme cold, the vanes are suppose to stop at a point where the sides and caught by a little bit of plastic, so you can swap the rods. But I found I had to apply so much force that the sides would pull past this plastic anyway.

From what I saw, I think it would be near impossible to do it without having access into the HVAC.

I used some WD40 to loosen it up a bit as well. I found with the HVAC open, I had to put an 8mm open-ended shift in there and hold back the sides so the rod would slide through.

I'll see if I can find some pics.


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Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:41 pm 
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Here's one. It was 10mm spanner actually. Used to hold the side of the vane while I pushed the rod in.


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Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:05 pm 
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Thanks for the reply Lukeyson - much appricated.
I am taking the complete dash off tomorrow or Monday so I can do the same.
Greatly appriciated.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:36 pm 
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yeah theres no way in hell u'd do it in the car.
WHen its out and uve spilt the heaterbox open enough to allow access. spray the shaft with silicone spray.
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