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#58 of 67 Flapping noise in heat duct
Mar 16, 2010 (6:09 pm)
I have a 03 windstar, there is a white control directly behind the ash tray screwed to the duct has a wire plug in it andf a shaft going in the duct,it has a flapping noise. what is this item called and do it need replacing. thanks for any help
#59 of 67 hot air switch
Apr 21, 2010 (9:39 am)
what is the name/part number of the electric switch that changes the vent to allow heat to the front. It is a white plastic unit that has plastic gears inside. mine are worn off and no longer turns the shaft that extends in the vent system. Is located directly behind the hvac slide switches. May be an actuator of some kind. Need to order a new one. putting sae # in part search comes up "nothing found".
#60 of 67 Re: Air problems [pleslie]
Jun 19, 2010 (5:51 am)
Did you ever find the solution to this problem? I have a 2002 Ford Windstar that has the exact same issue and it's super annoying on hot days!!!
#61 of 67 Re: Air problems [joschae]
Jun 19, 2010 (6:53 am)
Yes. There is a small motor located behind and below the radio area that directs the air to the various ducts (defrost, vents etc). Look around the edmonds forums and you will find answers on the issue. Basically one of the plastic gears was stripped. I bought the part at my local auto parts store for around 40 bucks. It is a bitch to get at (I had to get my skinny 14 year old to get at some of the screws but is not hard to replace other than that. Good luck
#62 of 67 Re: No heat in the front!! [slion75]
Dec 07, 2010 (4:25 pm)
Post #54 by slion75 was dead on! I knocked a small hole in the plastic housing and lifted the door up manually. Immediately had heat. Covered hole with duct tape. The only problem it didnt fix was a slight knocking sound caused by the temp control that causes the door to flap up and down slightly. I did learn however if you back the temp down just a tad that the knocking sound goes away. But atleast we have heat!!!!!
Great, free fix! Thanks a million!
#63 of 67 Vent, Air flow going DOWN HILL only!
Jul 06, 2011 (11:20 pm)
Can you help me with the name of the part, it's location, and how to replacei it please.
On my 2003 Windstar SEL while using the A/C MAX or VENT setting to blow out the front vents in the dash, it stops as soon as I start to go up hill.
It will begin to blowing out the windshield defroster vent, or the floor vent (stays the temp I set it to, I fixed that problem already in December) until I tap on the brakes while doing 75 MPH, or start going down hill, is when it will only begin to blow out the proper front dash vent (what I have it set to).
What, Where, and How do I fix yet another problem with this van. "89000 miles and 3 warranty transmissions later" CAN YOU HELP?
#64 of 67 Re: Vent, Air flow going DOWN HILL only! [my_ford1]
Jul 07, 2011 (6:28 pm)
My vent problem was with a unit mounted under the dash behind a black plastic cowling. The unit is white and removes easily. My local ford dealer had one in stock, $65. Easy replacement. Hope this helps. Ours had 80k miles. Since have gotten rid of van...needed 4x4. Ray
#65 of 67 Re: Vent, Air flow going DOWN HILL only! [rwarriner]
Jul 28, 2011 (9:03 am)
was the white part behind the radio
Jul 30, 2011 (6:11 am)
it was back behind the radio but within the duct work of the hvac. I couldhear mine actuating but because the gears were worn down it would not open or close vents. Didnt have to mess with the radio to get to it. Matter of removing several screws in cowling and the unit itself. 10 minutes to take out and put in.