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Old November 24th, 2005, 11:32 AM
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the control knob that adjusts the air temperature in my '94 defefender is stuck in the up position (Cold) Has anyone had this happend and how hard is it to fix? I like working on the truck but am certainly no expert. Thanks in advance

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Old November 24th, 2005, 12:20 PM
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Probally not to bad, nothing more than a frozen heater cable, the go across the firewall to the box on the passengerside firewall, does the lever move?
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Old November 24th, 2005, 12:36 PM
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Mine does that once in a while, usually just a good yank gets it unstuck,

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Old November 24th, 2005, 12:36 PM
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When mine did the same thing I was able to take out the screws that hold the plastic piece that covers the levers and then slightly tweak the levers so they don't jam each other, check the cables, lube them, and put things back together. It was about a half hour job. I have not had a problem since.
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Old November 24th, 2005, 01:16 PM
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follow STephens advice and it will be sorted
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Found the Answer: Pics included

It turns out that there is a spring-loaded pin that 'clicks' into a slot in the up position. On mine, I noticed that the slot had been worn into a sharper angle than it should have so the pin would hit the "wall" instead of sliding up the slope when pressure was applied. I took a file and ground down the slope to make it smoother and more gradual. Afterwards I used some Land Rover clear touch up paint sealer to coat the metal a couple of times as it's really hard to get sandpaper in there to smooth it out. Finally, I oiled the spring and pushed it in fully a bunch of times to make sure it hadn't seized.

No need to be a mechanic for this. All you need is a Philips head screwdriver, a file and some oil.

Works like a charm now and still 'clicks'!

Best to all.

Paul
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It turns out that there is a spring-loaded pin that 'clicks' into a slot in the up position. On mine, I noticed that the slot had been worn into a sharper angle than it should have so the pin would hit the "wall" instead of sliding up the slope when pressure was applied. I took a file and ground down the slope to make it smoother and more gradual. Afterwards I used some Land Rover clear touch up paint sealer to coat the metal a couple of times as it's really hard to get sandpaper in there to smooth it out. Finally, I oiled the spring and pushed it in fully a bunch of times to make sure it hadn't seized.

No need to be a mechanic for this. All you need is a Philips head screwdriver, a file and some oil.

Works like a charm now and still 'clicks'!

Best to all.

Paul
Had a similar issue with my control level. I added a little oil about a year ago and have not had an issue since.
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Old March 10th, 2006, 10:30 AM
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It turns out that there is a spring-loaded pin that 'clicks' into a slot in the up position. On mine, I noticed that the slot had been worn into a sharper angle than it should have so the pin would hit the "wall" instead of sliding up the slope when pressure was applied.

No need to be a mechanic for this. All you need is a Philips head screwdriver, a file and some oil.
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CvC had the same thing on his. I opened it up and we ground it down a bit with the ol' Dremel. Good as new. He was happy to have heat in these chilly chilly Texas winters. I can see why, it's only going to be 83 here today and like 88 tomorrow.
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