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#21 of 68 heater control valve
Jan 07, 2008 (9:42 am)
where is the heater control valve located at in a 1999 ford windstar lx,I have looked everywhere and cannot find it.
#22 of 68 No heat in the front!!
Mar 01, 2008 (12:58 pm)
i have a 2001 windstar and recently the front blower is only blowing cold air but the aux. air performs fine heat/ac. Nothing in the front blows warm air. I have replaced the #3 module inside, but the problem persists. . .Does anyone have any suggestions?
#23 of 68 Re: No heat in the front!! [phyman]
Mar 07, 2008 (6:43 pm)
I wondered if you found a solution to your problem. The front vents are blowing cold air, but the back half of the van is blowing hot air. Sound like the same problem you are having.
#24 of 68 Re: No heat in the front!! [jajfuller]
Mar 11, 2008 (8:41 pm)
No help as of yet!! Let me know if u hear anything!
#25 of 68 Re: No heat in the front!! [phyman]
Nov 02, 2008 (3:36 pm)
Hi there. Were you ever able to confirm what was wrong? I have an 03 Windstar, which is horrible, and am experiencing the same exact problem. We have changed the thermostat, but that did not help. Please let me know if you were successful! Thanks.
#26 of 68 Front vents blowing cool air
Dec 03, 2008 (2:03 pm)
I have a 1999 windstar with front and rear controls. just recently i started using the heat(its cold out). Well the rear works fine it blowsnice toasty heat but, the front only blows cold air...I was told by a friend (but hes a mercedes mechanic) that I might need a climate control...I want to know if you feel the same and is that anafter market auto parts store purchase and I can change the part myself myself.
My next issue is that my radio stopped working...I change all the fuses(I lost the owners manual so 2 be safe I changed them all) well other things I didnt know weren't working started working but the radio never came back on so, I got another ford radio and it doesnt work either..got any suggestions....I puzzled
#27 of 68 Re: No heat in the front!! [jshufelt]
Dec 03, 2008 (2:11 pm)
Hey what's goin on I haven't gotten a solution yet and I really need 1 quick....
#29 of 68 Re: No heat in the front!! [Rizo]
Dec 31, 2008 (5:23 pm)
I have just returned from the Ford Dealership after having this same problem fixed (sort of). Here are the details:
I had proper engine temp, coolant levels, and heat from the rear blower, but only cold from the front. By moving front climate control from 'warm' to 'cold' I could feel absolutely no difference in air temp. This indicated that the problem was with the 'blend door' which separates hot air from cold air.
Since time was short, I wound up having to take it in to the dealership which didn't turn out too bad. The mechanic said that he sees this problem frequently and there are (2) possible problems. First the 'actuator' could be bad. This is the part that control the blend door. If this is the problem, the part is about $60 and is located directly behind the radio. A complete description of how to reach this can be found by searching on Wikianswersdotcom for "How do you find and replace an actuator for a 1999-2003 Ford Windstar LX climate control switch"
The second possibility is that the actual blend door is broken so that the actuator is no longer moving it at all. (Apparently the default position for the door is 'cool', so if it breaks, cool is all you will get even if you haven't moved the control lever.) If the door is broken you are looking at a $500 part (because the have to replace the entire unit, not just the door) plus it takes a professional mechanic about 8 hours so the labor is going to be astronomical.
In my case, the door is broken. However, the mechanic did not replace the door which is why I began by saying that I sort of had this problem fixed. Instead of replacing the door, he was able to lift the door by hand into the 'warm' position and then run a couple of long screws into the casing to hold it in place. THIS IS ONLY A TEMPORARY FIX because I cannot change it to cool air now, but until summer I can get by.
#30 of 68 Re: Front vents blowing cool air [Rizo]
Jan 04, 2009 (4:17 pm)
i have the same problem but the air on the rear vents dont come threw just a noise of air blowing from the back. but main concern is hot air in front i get warm air when it heats up but not enough to defrost. did u ever get yours fix cause its not getting any warmer outside if u know what i mean.