Dash of Chevy Equinoxor Pontiac Torrent before removing to replace the heater A/C temperature motor door when you cannot control the temp.
Picture of the dash removed to replace heater air conditioning temperature door motor that breaks and causes no hot or cold air from vents on Chevrolet Equinox or Pontiac Torrent.
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I made the heater door repair myself last year. It took about 8 hours to take it all apart. About 3 hours
to fox it and about 10 hour to put it back together. While it was apart, I modified the door motor so that
it would not over-travel the door and break again (hopefully).. Good luck with it.
Any other problems has the Torrent Pontiac? I am at the point to bay bach is a 2008 and I am not to
sure in a long run to have problems anyone can help?
My Pontiac Torrent heater will work sometimes but not all the time.  Sometimes if you turn engine off
and restart it will work and sometimes not.  Any suggestions on what the problem is?
First check the coolant level. If that is OK, then
you may have a bad temperature door motor.
Get it looked at as soon as possible in case it
ends up breaking the temperature door, as
described above.
Thank you for this information.  I have the same problem with our Pontiac Torrent we purchased in
October.  I have given this link, and the information to our Ministry of Transportation, they are taking it
seriously.  Sad that you can adjust this part to not have it reoccur, but GM could not do this for the
shear fact of the safety issue alone :(.
I too am having the same problem. No heat! Just had it looked at for a repair estimate and I was
quoted $850.00 for the parts and a 8 hr repair job.
That does not make sensor that the parts are
$850, and 8 hours labor. I think you
misunderstood. I think the total with labor is
$850. The part is only $25.
My repair estimate is $1,200 for the heater. Same issue every one else is having. Our 2006 Pontiac
Torrent has 44k miles on it. Is garaged year round and doesn't even have a scratch on it... It's
In better shape then my new car... I'm so pissed right now I can chew through barb wire.... I'm looking
into filing a complaint.. I will never buy another GM car.
I've had this issue twice now on my Pontiac. Its a nightmare in the winter with my little kids.
MY wife's 06 has the same condition.
How do you file a complaint. This vehicle has been nothing but trouble for us.
The first major issue was the heating element for the pass seat caught the seat on fire and burned my
wifes coat! We should have sued when we had the chance.
2006 Pontiac Torrent.I have a 2006 Torrent that the heater does not work. The blower fan and all
the switches are fine. Airflow does change from vent to floor to defrosters.

When i turn the temp knob to hot air, only get cold come out. Does not matter what setting the mode
door is in.I have read that it could be the temperature door motor is bad and needs to be
replaced.My mechanic has not done this. Can we do it in our garage?

Yes, this is becoming a common problem on the Chevy Equinox and Pontiac Torrent. The
temperature door has broken inside the dash. To replace it, you will need to remove the entire
dash board assembly, all related parts, the cross car beam, then you can remove the heater air
conditioning case.The case must be disassembled to replace the door.

It costs about $22 Dealer only. This is an very big job. Takes a good 7-8 hours to complete. Even
for me who works on these cars and trucks all day.I would suggest your mechanic not or you doing
this yourself unless you have experience with the Chevy Equinox or Pontiac Torrent SUV.
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Question: Yes I have the Pontiac Torrent 2006 heater issue.

Answer: OK. What is happening?

Only getting cold air no matter.what setting it is on.

Have you checked the coolant level?

Had to regular mom n pop garage and they says it the heater shutter door. Yes all coolant was good.

The heater shutter ?

Temp control door is actual term.

Yes, i see you are looking at our webpage about that problem.

Is this something GM is giving coverage for? It should most Definitely be a recall because it is a safety issue if you don't have

This is a common problem, and a very big repair. Yes, they were covering this repair a few years ago. Not sure if they still are. The
way to check is to call your local dealer, tell them you have a broken temp door, and ask them if there is a recall or what is called a
"Special policy adjustment".

I did do that and they gave me a special coverage number 11135.

OK. Then it should be covered under warranty.

All parts and labor?


You think dealer will give a rental while in for repair?

No, because the repair labor time is about 6 six hours. Dealers typically are not authorized to give rentals on repairs of less than 8
hours. But, your dealer may have loaner cars available.