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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 4th, 18, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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When I bought this car one of the heater assembly levers was broken. When I removed the assembly I found other issues with it so I bought a new (reconditioned) one. I went ahead and bought new cables as the existing ones had some kinks. So now I am installing the new cables... referring to page 56 in the AIM, the Temp cable went in very easily and moves with no tension. Moving on to the Air cable, I can't seem to get it attached without there being a significant amount of tension - so much so that I'm concerned that it might break another lever. In the AIM it doesn't show it but on mine there is a little bracket at the end of the air cable that places the cable lower on the U-shaped post that it attaches to - I added that to the cable and there is also a notch that keeps the bracket in the exact place it needs to be, but still the wire is angled or something because its not smooth to move it back and forth. When I move the door without the cable attached it moves easily - so it seems to be the angle of this wire - or something along those lines.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 4th, 18, 04:52 PM
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Did you lube up the leavers? Mine were stiff, lubed them up with "Super Lube" and now is fine. It was that simple for me.

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Re: Need Help With Heater Control Cables

Could also be the door. When tension is put on it by the cable or cable sheath, it racks the door in its not so "bushings" where the doors hing pins seat. This is where it is causing friction, you can't feel when manually flipping the door without the cable attached.


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 5th, 18, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Need Help With Heater Control Cables

Thanks guys. For the air cable, I ended up not attaching it with the bracket... there is a clip farther down the line (View D on Page 56 of the AIM) so thats keeping the cable where it needs to be - and I'll also add a spring nut to keep the cable on the post. With this set up, the door opens and closes very smoothly. Still need to re-attach to the control assembly, but I can tell by moving the wires that there is a reasonable amount of tension vs what it was before.

Amazing that such a small issue can create huge amounts of frustration.
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