Saturn Vue defroster won’t work

ID Status Date Year Make Model Transmission Type A/C Controls Public/Private
#14203 Closed Saturn Vue public

My 2003 Saturn Vue’s defroster makes a clunking sound when applied and then continues making this sound every 20-30 seconds. ONLY ON DEFROST. Defroster works until the clunk then quits. Heat is only warm on any mode.
I assume the blend door is vacuum operated and is losing vacuum and opening up? I haven’t checked into this problem, just researching how difficult this repair will be and see if anyone has seen this problem. Any help will be much appreciated


Sounds like there is a problem with one of the mode actuators at least. Try a recalibration and see if anything changes.

Calibration Procedure at the HVAC Control Head

Use the following steps to perform the calibration update:

  1. Ignition in ON position or engine running.
  2. Simultaneously press the A/C and recirculation buttons on control head 3 times in less than 2 seconds.
  3. The Mode setting lights will flash during calibration and will quit flashing once calibration is completed.
  4. This calibration process can take up to 30 seconds.

Thank you, I’ll try that.

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