have heard of a warp issue in that area too. Lot to remove to get to it. Good luck on your re-assembly.
Before you get all wrapped up with the blend door, check your engine operating temperature. 205F/96C at idle is what you should see, also the temps should hold at 200F/93C on the highway.Question on the blend door. I understand the foam issue etc. When the foam is gone does it just not direct the heat to the selected vents or do you have a heating issue as well? Right now I'd LOVE to have heat coming from anywhere!
I did get a chance to look and both snap bushings are fine so it would seem the temperature cable / door is functioning but I also know I have a foam problem.
As mentioned I've read your information and agree on owning a scanner IF it were my car. Actually it's an old girlfriends car and she is now driving my Element and I'd like it back. I also agree even though it's a new thermostat it may not be a good'un. I've also replaced the water pump and timing belt maybe a year ago.
My phone is low IQ and I don't have a laptop nor a burning desire to buy one. To be honest I'm now leaning towards buying the cheapest laptop I can find that will support the software so I'll have it for my other vehicles as well but still kind of on the fence on that.
We are in Iowa, -14 the other day when we awoke. I know it has blend door issues due to the foam in the vents but I've also verified both the blend door and the door opening to the heater core work, no broken snap bushings. It's been this way for the couple years she has owned it. I just thought I'd look at the heater problem since I have it for some drivability issues.[/QUOTE
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I would step up to something a bit more advanced, but if cash is an issue, this is a start.