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Ford Explorer, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#348 of 539 hot air when turned off
Nov 19, 2010 (4:46 am)
my explorer has freon ,, compressor runs,, everything turned off but hot air is coming out ,, no a/c at all any ideas ??
#349 of 539 Blowing, but no heat
Nov 22, 2010 (8:08 pm)
I have a 2000 ford explorer and for the past two years or so, the heater has refused to blow heat. Apparently it had the same problem before it was given to me, but they took it into the dealership while it was still under warranty and when they got it back it worked again. I had it for about a month, and then all of a sudden it would no longer blow heat. It blows just great and the AC works awesome, and even when the temperature gauge reads that the engine is warm it still refuses to give me some warmth. Any suggestions?
#350 of 539 Re: 2005 explorer heating and cooling issues [clusterbuster]
Nov 24, 2010 (8:55 pm)
Thanks guys!!!! It worked just as you stated:) I came to visit my sister who is having the same problem. Pulled the glove box out, stuck my hand in and and pushed down-heat came out the dash. It took about 5 minutes. Just stick your hand where it can fit towards the dash. Thanks again!
#351 of 539 no heat and no vacumum pressure
Nov 28, 2010 (6:36 am)
I have a 1997 ford explorer during the summer a/c works only on max high and when set on low a/c it blows hot air.Now I have no heat .A friend of mine said I have no vacumum pressure.What can I do to fix
#352 of 539 96 explorer heater problem
Nov 30, 2010 (5:13 pm)
I have a 96 Ford Explorer (EB) with a heater that will not blow out warm air. The feed and return water hoses are warm to the touch, the vacume lines appear to function correctly, and the damper opens and closes. please help...
#353 of 539 Re: 2005 explorer heating and cooling issues [jrfowler1]
Dec 02, 2010 (5:56 am)
I was wondering if you have figured out what the problem was with your explorer and how much it cost you to fix the heater becuase i have the exact same problem with mine and its start to frost over in the morning and it sucks driving in the morning without a heater.
#354 of 539 Re: 2005 explorer heating and cooling issues [dbwilson05]
Dec 02, 2010 (8:49 am)
Never did fix mine. The temperature actuator motor gears are stripped in the actuator. You should drop the glove box door and reach in to the left and find a lever that opens and closes the blend door. Pull back on the lever toward the rear of the car and it will open the door and provide heat. The temperature knob has to be set all the way hot for this to work. It may take a while to find the lever, but it is there. You may want to have the vehice running and you should hear a ticking sound . The ticking will direct you to the lever. Hope this helps. It would be very expensive to fix at a shop. Remember to not move the temperature control knob after you pull the lever back, or you will have to do it all over again.
#355 of 539 no heat in front dash
Dec 02, 2010 (7:09 pm)
I have a 2004 explorer and the heat works great in the rear and third row, but all that blows out the dash is cold, I read your other listings and located the lever when I dropped out the glove box this fixed the problem for about a week, then I heard the clicking again and once again it was cold, so turned the lever again and nothing still cold, what do I do now?
#356 of 539 no heat in front dash
Dec 03, 2010 (7:48 pm)
So the actuator on the driverís side controls that lever behind the glove box on the passenger side? So if I replace that then that lever will stay down?
#357 of 539 Re: no heat in front dash [atat424]
Dec 03, 2010 (8:06 pm)
The actuator is a geared unit fastened to the heater unit under the dash. It is quite a job to replace it, requiring removal of the console and other parts.I don't know the cost of the actuator, but imagine it is expensive. I've heard of costs up to a thousand dollars to fix what you are talking about. For me, I keep the lever down, and bear the extra heat by lowering a window a bit. In the summer I keep the temp control on cold for the A/C when I need it. Don' t plan on keeping mine for too many more years.