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Jan 02, 2002 (9:48 am)
Passenger Side of Vehicle Colder/Warmer Than Drivers Side (Repair HVAC Case to Cowl Seal) #01-01-37-008
Passenger Side of Vehicle Colder/Warmer Than Driver's Side (Repair HVAC Case to Cowl Seal)
1999-2001 Chevrolet and GMC C/K Pickup (Silverado, Sierra) and Utility (Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, Yukon XL) Models
2002 Cadillac Escalade
Some customers may comment that the passenger side of the vehicle may be:
Colder than the driver's side when the heat mode is on.
Warmer than the driver's side when the air conditioning (A/C) mode is on.
There may be dampness on the vehicle dash assembly when the A/C mode is on.
Condition may be due to poor sealing of the HVAC air inlet case to the front of dash or the recirculation mode door actuator may not hold the recirculation door closed while driving.
Replace the recirculation door actuator (if necessary) and repair the HVAC case to cowl seal using the following procedures:
Place the A/C control in the manual heat mode.
Remove the fixed mast radio antenna.
Open the hood and install fender covers.
Remove both wiper arm assemblies using the following procedure:
Disconnect the washer solvent hose from the air inlet grille panel nozzle.
Remove the cover from the wiper arm retainer. Remove the retainer.
Use a battery terminal puller in order to remove the wiper arm.
Rock the wiper arm back and forth in order to loosen the arm from the drive shaft. Remove the wiper arm.
Lower the hood.
Remove the air inlet grille panel using the following procedure:
On each end of the air inlet grille panel is a rubber flap for the hood hinge cutout. Lift this flap and remove the air inlet grille panel attaching screw.
Remove the air inlet grille panel center top push pin.
Remove the clips that position the forward edge of the grille panel to the top of the cowl.
Disconnect the windshield washer supply hose from the bottom of the grille panel.
Remove the air inlet grille panel by sliding the panel rearward up the windshield and out.
Just to the left of the right hood hinge, on the horizontal surface of the cowl, locate a cover that is sealed in place. The cover has TRW stamped into it.
With a sharp knife, cut out the panel following the panel impression in the sealer tape.
Place a lifting device between the cover and the dash. Lift the cover enough to allow another tool to depress and release the front retaining tabs by pushing rearward on them. Remove the cover.
Look through the opening where you just removed the cover. You will see what looks like a piece of foam about 76 x 127 mm (3 x 5 in). This is the A/C recirculation door that is within the HVAC module.
Reach into the opening and carefully pull on the air inlet recirculation door. If the recirculation door moves with very little effort, replace the air inlet (recirculation) door actuator (Manual systems only). For systems with the Automatic Temperature control, initialize the system using published Service procedures.
Between the top of the HVAC air inlet module (appears as a 6 mm (1/4 inch) black strip) and the cowl sheet metal is a foam seal. This foam seal may be improperly positioned or damaged in some way (insufficient crush/sealing). This may allow outside ambient air to enter the passenger compartment incorrectly (under driving conditions). This can be corrected using the following procedure:
It is imperative that a good seal be achieved over the entire surface areas (no voids or skips), especially around the rear and sides of the HVAC case to cowl areas.
Seal the area between the cowl and HVAC case with RTV Silicone Rubber Sealant, P/N 12345739 (in Canada, use P/N 10953541).
Using your finger, from the engine side of the cowl, ensure that the foam is stuck nicely to the HVAC module and does not have any distortions.
From the engine side of the cowl, working through the opening in the horizontal surface of the cowl, place a shop cloth into the opening and cover the blower fan. This keeps silicone from dripping onto the motor and causing an imbalance condition.
From the engine side of the cowl, working through the opening in the horizontal surface of the cowl, apply the RTV silicone to bridge the gap and cover the foam between the cowl sheet metal and the HVAC module case. Inspect your work with a light and a mirror. Ensure that no gaps or skips are present in the RTV seal.
Inspect your work for potential drips, runs, etc. If no problem is seen, remove the shop cloth covering the blower motor.
Apply a 3 mm (1/8 in) bead of weatherstrip adhesive, P/N 12345097 (in Canada, use P/N 10953479) around the opening in the horizontal surface of the cowl, where the cover fits into the cowl.
Place the cover on the workbench, top on the surface, and apply a 3 mm (1/8 in) bead of weatherstrip adhesive on the edge of the cover.
Place the cover into the cowl opening and snap into place.
Apply another bead of weatherstrip adhesive around the joint between the cover and the top of the cowl. Smooth this bead into a smooth surface with a finger or tool of some kind.
Place the leaf screen to the cowl. Attach the washer supply hose to the bottom of the air inlet grille panel. Do not place the fasteners in at this time.
Install the radio fixed mast antenna. Tighten 1/4 turn after contact is made with the base.
Lower but do not close the hood.
Center the opening in the air inlet grille panel around the antenna mast and then install the air inlet grille panel retaining screws. Tighten
Tighten the screws to 2 N·m (18 lb in).
Raise the hood.
Reinstall the air inlet grille panel center retainer and front edge retaining clips.
Cycle the wipers to ensure the wiper system is in the parked position.
Inspect the windshield lower edge on each side. About 51-76 mm (2-3 in) from the bottom, you will find a 13 mm (1/2 in) long black mark embedded in the glass. The black line is the position for the wiper blade to be in when the wiper system is in the parked position.
Install the wiper arm assemblies. Position the wiper blades just below the black marks in the windshield.
Install the retaining nuts. Tighten
Tighten the retainers to 25 N·m (18 lb ft).
Reconnect the washer hoses.
Remove the fender covers.
Close the hood.
Part Number Description
12345097 (In Canada use P/N 10953479) Adhesive, Weatherstrip
12345739 (In Canada use P/N 10953541) Sealant, RTV Silicone
Parts are currently available from GMSPO.
For vehicles repaired under warranty, use:
Labor Operation Description Labor Time
D2118 Seal, HVAC Module to Body 1.3 hrs
Add Actuator, Air Inlet Door - Replace 1.0 hr
This is a unique labor operation for use only with this bulletin. The number will not be published in the Labor Time Guide.
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Jan 04, 2002 (1:51 pm)
My husband recently bought me a 2002 Denali for Christmas (yay!). Unfortunately it has started to "lock-up" as if the gears aren't shifting properly. The dealer, who is extremely rude to me, looked at it but does not have an answer. My husband is currently out of town so I am out of answers. Can anyone help?
Jan 04, 2002 (1:56 pm)
gmcathy: for an immediate diagnosis press your OnStar button and ask the attendant for a diagnosis of your Denali over the cell line. Next have them direct you to another nearby dealer for an immediate check of the vehicle. Could be a software issue or it could be hardware. The on-line diagnosis should be able to point you in the right direction immediately.
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Jan 08, 2002 (10:17 pm)
I have a 2002 Denali on order and want to install the DXL 2nd row captains chairs....will they fit properly in existing holes ?
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Jan 09, 2002 (3:34 pm)
No. The middle row is totally different in the 2 vehicles. In addition, I bet purchasing the captains chairs would be VERY expensive.
#1064 of 3279 DXL Captains Chairs
Jan 10, 2002 (7:53 am)
andyl2 is correct. I have the DXL w/ captains chairs and my brother-in-law has the shorty. Mounting is totally different including the carpet configuration. However, I went to the Los Angeles auto show and saw it done, but it was completely custom. New mounting holes, custom carpet and after markets chairs. Money talks!!
#1065 of 3279 2001 Denali Owner
Jan 14, 2002 (7:14 am)
Just purchased a used 2001 Denali XL 7 days ago. We can't stay out of it. I have wanted a Navigator for the last four years, but when it came down to it the Denali was a better buy overall. We are impressed so far and will particpate in this forum. The information from scanning the forum has been great.
Jan 14, 2002 (7:22 am)
Congratulations on the "new" Denali, and welcome to Town Hall.
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