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Ford Explorer, Heating / Cooling, SUV
Mar 09, 2007 (3:29 am)
I have a 1998 ford explorer limited. My heat and ac have always worked but it seems it only has one setting, extremely hot or extremely cold. A few weeks ago the heat stopped working. I turned on the ac then switched back to heat and it started working again. My heat once again stopped working a few days ago and now I cant get it to work at all, it just blows cold air. Anyone have any clue what might be wrong and how i can fix it?
#12 of 536 1996 Explorer Heater and AC problems
Mar 20, 2007 (1:55 pm)
My 96 Explorer blows hot air thru all heater modes, all vents work perfect, just hot air all the time. I replaced the diverter valve [[vacuum controlled valve that controls water flow to the engine compartment]. I replaced the control rheostat that is supposed to switch from cool air to hot air. Worked for about 5 seconds. Also the AC does not work. I have a friend with a 98 P.U. with the same problems.
#14 of 536 Heater problems
Apr 08, 2007 (10:31 am)
My heater is blowing cold air. Once in a while I can turn on the air and then switch back to heat and it will start working. Any help is appreaciated, thanks...Don
#16 of 536 Air leak noise from front end
Sep 06, 2006 (8:00 am)
I just bought a new 06 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6 V8. As I was leaving the lot at 9:30 pm I noticed a noise coming from the front middle of the dash that sounded like an old CD player spinning a disk. The noise starts at about 15 miles per hour and stops only when I slow down below 15 mph. It does not make the noise when I'm in park, even if I rev the engine. I messed around with the stereo and A/C and looked under the hood and cannot find the problem or the source of the noise (as it only happens when I'm driving). Needless to say, I took it to the dealer this morning to have it looked at and two maintenance guys acknowledged the noise then scratched their heads and said they didn't know what it was, but it sounded like some sort of air leak coming from somewhere. Then I overheard them talking and the word solenoid was mentioned. Bottom line is it's going back in the shop and I was warned that it could be a while before I see it again. Any ideas or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
#17 of 536 Re: Air leak noise from front end [hbrian]
Nov 14, 2006 (11:56 am)
My 06 is currently in the shop for the same thing. Got a call from the service manager saying that they cannot pin-point or make out any sound at all. Please let me know what your service guys find out.
#19 of 536 Rear Air Knocking
Jul 25, 2007 (4:36 am)
I have an 03 Explorer XLT. My wife complained about a knocking sound that only happens when she uses the rear air controls. I removed the blower motor and it was clean. I also noticed that the knocking sound is coming from the duct ing. Any suggestions?
#20 of 536 Re: Rear Air Knocking [bigtrucksd]
Jul 27, 2007 (6:19 am)
Pretty common problem. It's the blend door that moves the air from the floor to the roof. It's stuck and the motor is snapping. Unfortunately, Ford has no easy fix for this, and most of us just avoid using the rear air controls, since that is univerally the trigger for this problem.