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#34 of 68 Re: No heat in the front!! [hotwheels2]
Feb 11, 2009 (7:06 pm)
Sorry for the delay.
You should not need to worry about the trim. The radio pops right out with a couple of special tools. 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". I have been told that the radio removal tools are available at Walmart, but I have not looked for them there.
#35 of 68 Re: No heat in the front!! [tcstefans]
Feb 11, 2009 (7:08 pm)
Sorry, but I am afraid that I am no help here. There was no noise or any other warning associated with the problem that I had.
#36 of 68 Windstar blend door motor FIX
Feb 25, 2009 (4:14 am)
This is an easy fix - find out all about it at wiki.answers.com - specifically this question: Windstar Temperature FIX
The detailed information in the postings should give almost anyone the confidence to do this repair themselves - I did and was my wife ever happy with me - nice feeling
I have also seen a fix for a truly broken blend door - it's a kit that replaces the OEM part and avoids taking the entire dashboard out! I haven't had to use it, but the idea behind the process sure seems solid - Blend Door Fix Kit
#37 of 68 Re: No heat in the front!! [tcstefans]
Mar 02, 2009 (2:12 pm)
my ford did make the noise the day before the heat went out. actually it did it about a week before for about 10 mins then stopped. When it started again the heat was not working. We filled the coolant which was empty and the heat worked for one nite. The next day, no heat.
#39 of 68 Re: heater control valve [rdoane]
Mar 28, 2009 (8:12 pm)
There is no heater control valve. Temp. is controlled by a servo motor
that moves a blend door between the heater core and AC evaporator coil.
This is a major defect in Windstar heaters and a diy fix is available at:
Wiki.answers.com Then enter "Windstar Temperature Fix" and find
"Heater Treater" for a description of the fix and parts.
#41 of 68 Heat & Air problems
Jun 30, 2009 (2:06 pm)
I have a 98 Windstar. Late last year the the air from the heat,air or defrost started cycling between vent, floor or defrost in its own. Now its just defrost only. We still get heat or A/C, but it all blows out the defrost vents. Is that a problem with the modulator or blend door or .....? Thanks for your help.
#42 of 68 no front heat/defrost
Jul 01, 2009 (8:45 am)
my 98 windstar,my fan doesnt work in front.i replaced the heater control switchs,and still nothing.would the actuator probably cause this?and it looks from what i read on here to be behind the radio?i also have no air condition,but thats not been working in a few years.but i can get by without that,just wondering if its all related.
#43 of 68 Re: no front heat/defrost [reddog88]
Jul 01, 2009 (12:57 pm)
Mine was not the modulator. I replaced it with a new one, no change.