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#263 of 539 2004 Ford Explorer heat problems
Jan 09, 2010 (3:49 pm)
Any ideas as to what would cause cold air to enter through the glovebox area on a 2004 Ford Explorer. It seems as if a vent is stuck open or something. When directing heat to the dash it is directed to both the floor and the dash. The same goes for when you select floor heat only. Am I looking at one problem or a couple of different problems. Taking it to a garage would cost tons so I'd like to find out if I could fix it myself.
#264 of 539 Heat problems 2004 Explorer
Jan 09, 2010 (6:57 pm)
Lately had different problem with the heat on my 2004 Explorer, but while working on it, I found something that may help. Open the glove box door and then by pulling the sides very hard inward, drop the door all the way down. Look in toward the top left and you will see a round diaphragm that is vacuum operated. You can manually move the lever on it to change heat direction.You can also disconnect the vacuum line on it for a bit to see what happens. Also look for any other diaphragms that you can operate under the dash manually. Don't remember what directions it changed, but it might give you some leads.Good luck.
#265 of 539 1999 FORD EXPLORER NO HEAT!! HELP!
Jan 16, 2010 (2:32 pm)
My husband just swapped the motor out of our 1999 ford explorer. He just got it running and it runs GREAT! BUT there is absolutly no heat. He has checked the relays and the fuses. all looks fine.
things work (rear defrost) that never even worked before but now this is broken. Any ideas what this could be?
#266 of 539 Re: 94 ford leaking fluid [peeples1]
Jan 16, 2010 (2:33 pm)
Don't know if you got an answer to this already but it sounds like your water pump. I had the same issue with a sunfire(eww!) that i once had!
Jan 16, 2010 (4:22 pm)
First I would check the heater hoses that go through the cowl into the heater core. If one is hot and the other is a bit cooler, the heat would be getting to the core under the dash. If the heat is going thru the core, then the problem would be that the blend door is stuck closed and not allowing heat to enter into the vehicle compartment.. You didn't say whether the fan is working or not. Also check to be sure the heater hoses aren't reversed where they connect to the engine, if it is possible to do that. Also check all vacuum hoses connected to the engine, as vacuum is what opens the heater blend door.
#268 of 539 Ford Explorer AC compressor not working
Jan 19, 2010 (2:38 pm)
I have a 97 Ford Explorer that I haven't driven for about 5 weeks. For some reason the AC has stopped working. The compressor doesn't switch on. I've checked the fuse and connections but no luck. Fan and heater work ok.
Does someone out there have any suggestions?
#269 of 539 03 Air Con Compressor
Jan 21, 2010 (3:27 pm)
I am trying to get my daughters 03 Explorer Air Con compressor to work. The clutch does not engage. Checked all the fuses and relay's and wiring. Any idea what it could be?? I am trying to get it to work along with the defroster. I already know the blend door motor gears were stripped since it got it to move into place then pull the wire so it didn't keep making the clicking noise. Could this have something to do with it??
PS: I did the blend door fix on my other daughters 03 CHerokee, not to big of a deal. I really didn't want to do it to the Explorer after watching the video!!
#270 of 539 2004 Ford Explorer Heat Control problem
Jan 24, 2010 (9:52 am)
I have a 2004 Ford Explorer that had a heat control problem that I was able to fix easily in my garage in about an hour.
The problem was that I was not getting heat from the defroster when I turned the heater control knob to defrost. Heat only come out of the front vents no matter which position I selected. I removed the glove box so I could inspect under the dash, and noticed in the upper left hand side of the heat box that a control arm was not connected to the blend door that controls heat direction. It appeared that a plastic boss had broken off and a control arm mechanism and the actuator lever was no longer attached.
•Drill a 1/8 hole through the control arm mechanism where the plastic boss had broken off.
•Using a self tapping 3/4” long screw to re-attach the control arm to the actuator.
•Please use extreme caution when hand tapping the screw through the control arm mechanism, it is possible to crack the plastic.
•Check for proper function of the heater directional control knob.
#271 of 539 Re: 2004 Ford Explorer Heat Control problem [albert911]
Jan 24, 2010 (3:01 pm)
Thanks for the tip. That hasn't happened to mine yet, but it stopped throwing heat until I was able to open the blend door by going thru the glove box....thanks to a tip on this site.
#272 of 539 Re: Ford Explorer AC compressor not working [teded]
Feb 08, 2010 (6:01 pm)
Can any one help with this problem please?