Loud Clicking Noise under passenger side dash behind the glove box. Need Help!!!!!


ncbeast
06-29-2012, 02:14 PM
I have the replacement part in hand, but need some tips for accessing it from the glove box.

This is for my 2008 Chevy Impala.

See the article below.

http://www.denlorstools.com/autoblog/2010/08/impala-loud-clicking-noise-in-dash-car-repair-article/ (http://www.denlorstools.com/autoblog/2010/08/impala-loud-clicking-noise-in-dash-car-repair-article/)

The part is the Fresh air door actuator.

I got the glove box swung all the way down, but it is a real pain getting to the part to replace it, and I am trying to save the expensive labor charges to have the dealership do it.

If you have any suggestions, please let me know.

j cAT
06-29-2012, 02:49 PM
looks like a very good info site your looking at for this repair info. with that you should be able to do it.

Gm china is now the home of GM. toyota is more USA than GM is.

ncbeast
07-09-2012, 12:31 AM
Dlooks like a very good info site your looking at for this repair info. with that you should be able to do it.

Gm china is now the home of GM. toyota is more USA than GM is.

Mine looks a little different. This is what is throwing me off. The clicking and vibrations is coming from behind a plastic piece on the right hand side.

I have included pictures below. There are other images. I was using my cell phone camera. Let me know if you need clearer images.

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j cAT
07-09-2012, 07:45 AM
do a you tube search for the video which will show you whats involved. it is behind there and is a small plastic box. very hard to show this removal.

the dealership or perhaps a local repair shop may have good experience with this replacement since it is appearing to be a common issue on both driver / passengersides.

this should be a warrantee item ...

Tech II
07-09-2012, 05:24 PM
Only 3yr/36K miles, whichever comes first....out of warranty....

ncbeast
07-09-2012, 11:27 PM
do a you tube search for the video which will show you whats involved. it is behind there and is a small plastic box. very hard to show this removal.

the dealership or perhaps a local repair shop may have good experience with this replacement since it is appearing to be a common issue on both driver / passengersides.

this should be a warrantee item ...

For anyone else with this problem, I found the following link that is very helpful.


http://www.sparkys-answers.com/2012/06/2008-chevrolet-impala-ticking-sound.html

bobauto
01-03-2013, 11:44 PM
I am having the same problem, and my question is whether it would be a good idea to disconnect the part entirely and operate the vehicle?

Obviously I understand that the a/c system will suffer functionality wise, but would there be any damage or malfunction to the vehicle if operated without the part?

maxwedge
01-04-2013, 09:46 AM
No damage will occur just no control over that portion of air flow.

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