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Blend door actuator

anyone know of any videos, instructions on replacing these. I did the driver's side maybe 8 years ago, but again have hot air on that side. I did it blind but was hoping there was an easier way.
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Are you sure it is the blend door; low refrigerate will manifest with warm air on the drivers side and cool on the passenger's side. Just asking.
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It's a possibility

I've tried recharging with the 2 hose/gauges I have but can't get it to raise higher than the low end on the gauge (according to ambient temp) or blow equally cold on both sides. I had it evac'ed and recharged at my garage last fall and it was slightly warmer on the driver side too, iirc. Being mild fall temps, I really couldn't get a good idea how well it was working. I was without AC for about ~3 summers due to small leaks in a few places being cost prohibitive and just wanted make sure my compressor still worked.
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I've tried recharging with the 2 hose/gauges I have but can't get it to raise higher than the low end on the gauge (according to ambient temp) or blow equally cold on both sides. I had it evac'ed and recharged at my garage last fall and it was slightly warmer on the driver side too, iirc. Being mild fall temps, I really couldn't get a good idea how well it was working. I was without AC for about ~3 summers due to small leaks in a few places being cost prohibitive and just wanted make sure my compressor still worked.
The blend door, according to my research, is underneath the driver's side dash. Here's a forum about where it is: https://sparkys-answers.com/2011/08/2000-oldsmobile-intrigue-drivers-vent.html

I'll be posting a video about it as well in the future when it's cooler outside.

Also, ACDelco parts are recommended and please note: 1 is for the manual controls and the other is for the dual (auto) climate system. Never use cheap piece of plastic from an auto shop as they tend to fail after a year.

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I tried recharging with the trigger style kits and was able to get it to take refrigerant unlike with my hoses/gauges. Not quite same temp on both sides but good enough. System has several slow leaks which will cost too much to fix, so I'm happy just recharging it as needed.
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