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#31 of 537 Re: Ford Explorer AC/Defroster blower problem [bmr0330]
Jun 10, 2007 (4:43 pm)
Brian, My 2000 explorer has the same problem. After some trouble shooting I found the problem to be a broken vacuum line between the canister in the passenger front fender. If there is no vacuum getting to the system inside the vehicle the system will only blow out the defrost. The vacuum line comes through the firewall in the passenger side near the antenna wire. Check to see if it is disconnected there as there is a connection and one for the blower motor. I had to take out my inner fender well to find my leak since trouble shooting showed I had a problem from the canister to the inside of the firewall. The vacuum lines are very small in diameter and easy damaged.
#33 of 537 Climate Control Vent Problem
Jul 01, 2007 (2:26 pm)
My 99 Limited climate control, when set on automatic, has started blowing only out of the floor, top side vents, and rear unit behind the console. The dash vents are not working, although they are open. For a while, it would work corectly & then stop. Sometimes pushing the stop button & then back to automatic would correct it, but next time it might not. The dash vents would also open & close on their own. Now they will not open at all. Any suggestions will be sincerely appreciated.
#34 of 537 Re: Ford Explorer AC/Defroster blower problem [bmr0330]
Jul 01, 2007 (5:08 pm)
I have a 2002 Explorer and the same thing just happened to me. The symptoms the same however the cure was different. My problem ended up being a broken peg that attaches to the vacuum solenoid for the flapper in the front vent thing. I followed the red vacuume line to the solenoid which is easy to do if you pull the glove compartment and found that the solenoid was working but nothing was attached to it. I found that the peg that attaches it to the solenoid was missing (later I found it on the floor). I drilled a new hole through the plastic lever and re attached the solenoid with a screw and nut. I used lock tight to keep the nut in place. So far all is working well.
#35 of 537 Re: Climate Control Vent Problem [hwy1south]
Jul 14, 2007 (12:33 pm)
I took the glove box out & checked the door. Nothing appears to be broken or missing, but the solenoid is not working regardless of which button is engaged on the controls. When on automatic, it's still blowing cold air from the defrost, side top vents (toward the side windows), floor, and rear air. I'm thinking the problem may be a bad switch, because it would be working OK & then airflow from the dash vents would stop, or sometimes turning off the automatic switch & then turning it back on would start it. Wonder what it would cost if the switch is the problem? Would they have to replace the whole unit?
#36 of 537 Re: Climate Control Vent Problem [hwy1south]
Jul 19, 2007 (9:28 am)
The problem turned out to be the vacuum line resting against the left side exaust manifold. The heat had sealed the line at the coupling to the extent that it broke when I tried to pull it up to see better. I removed the half of the coupling that the line broke in, pushed the line into the other half, taped them up, & the air once again comes out of the dash vents. I will get another coupling to correctly comlete the repair. The vacuum line is very small, not more than 3/16" outside diameter.
#37 of 537 Explorer air cond. vent problem
Jul 19, 2007 (9:32 am)
Regarding previous 7/19 message: Should have said "line resting against RIGHT side exaust manifold".
#38 of 537 Re: Explorer air cond. vent problem [hwy1south]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 19, 2007 (9:50 am)
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#40 of 537 04 EXPLORER AC PASSENGER VENTS NOT BLOWING ENOUGH
Aug 26, 2007 (9:16 am)
2004 Explorer that has A/c issue. The dash vents blow very little air regardless of the fan speed selected. We have to set it on 3 or 4 in order to feel the equivalent of a 1 or 2 in other cars.
When the a/c is set on normal vent, the defrost vents blow a little bit of air out. I have read the posts in the Ford Ranger Maintenance and Repair post, but I am not sure if I can decipher the wording. Sorry, not very car hood literate.