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#318 of 520 Re: 1998 Ford Explorer AC heats up at high speeds. [lsykes]
Aug 28, 2010 (3:39 pm)
No, I haven't done the replacement. My guess is that it would be fairly difficult. I drop the glove box door and move the blend door arm manually when it gets cold enough to need heat. Some people tie a string on the lever and pull it from beneath the dash when needing heat. I might just do that until I get rid of my 04 in a year or so. Good luck.
#319 of 520 Re: 1998 Ford Explorer AC heats up at high speeds. [lsykes]
Aug 31, 2010 (6:12 am)
I will be replacing the blend door over labor day weekend. I'll report back next week with the results. I am pretty certain that this will resolve the issue. To gain more insight on the procedure to replace the blend door, check out heatertreater.net and then select '96-02 Ford Explorer. They have two 10 minute videos detailing the blend door replacement. Very informative.
#320 of 520 Re: Hot air in A/C [hthornley]
Aug 31, 2010 (6:17 am)
See my last post. I am fairly confident that your issue (mine as well) is the blend door defect.
Sep 04, 2010 (8:34 am)
Hey....I have a 1996 Ford Explorer and the rear A/C blows fine but the front fan won't come on. It just clicks. Could it just be the fan?
#322 of 520 94 explorer heater temperature control
Sep 05, 2010 (8:16 am)
The temperature control arm is not changing the temperature of the air that comes out of any of the vents. Is this mechanically controlled or electric?
#323 of 520 Re: 94 explorer heater temperature control [jvanek]
Sep 05, 2010 (3:37 pm)
Depend on what temperature control arm you are referring to. The blend door actuator arm is located under the dash and is accessed by dropping the glove box door and locating it. Usually tricky to find, but I don't know exactly where it is on the 96. It is vacuun operated, and by moving it manually under the dash, you can usually control the heat and cold just like using the rotary dial for temperature control on the outside dash panel.
#324 of 520 Re: 1998 Ford Explorer AC heats up at high speeds. [lsykes]
Sep 05, 2010 (6:44 pm)
I completed the blend door replacement and it successfully fixed the problem. It took a little longer than the instructions indicated, but the end result was worth it. The extra time I needed was mostly used trying to remove the old blend door because the vertical axis top was only halfway broken and not completed severed. I would recommend it. It is important to watch the online instructional video and read the paper instructions so you know exactly what to look for when you complete the installation. Several steps are done by touch and feel inside the blower box as opposed to being able to visually see a certain part to be removed or cut. The flexible attachment for the rotary tool is also absolutely necessary. I don't think I could have done it without that attachment due to the tight working space on the passenger side floorboard. The entire replacement kit is an excellent engineering concept.
#325 of 520 03 Ford Explorer
Oct 09, 2010 (10:09 am)
A couple of weekends ago my husband and I replaced the blend door in our 2003 Ford Explorer. Now I have another problem my heater barely blows out luke warm air. With winter coming I am getting nerves that it will not heat up enough to even defrost my windshield. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#326 of 520 Re: 03 Ford Explorer [knrjoseph]
Oct 09, 2010 (10:14 am)
Even if/when you turn the system up to MAXIMUM heating (temperature)..??
#327 of 520 Re: 1998 Ford Explorer AC heats up at high speeds. [tealston]
Oct 09, 2010 (11:59 am)
Check and make sure there is enough coolant in the radiator and that the
air is bled out of the coolant system and a new thermostat ,(195
degree),make sure the heater control valve is working also,the heater hoses
should get really warm to touch ,or hot.