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#432 of 520 Re: 2002 Explorer Blower Only Through Vents [stjimm]
Aug 19, 2011 (4:21 am)
Hi stimm I have a 2004 Ford Explorer but yours could be the same. Open your glove box ans gently push the back sides in to each other and then your glove box will drop down some more.Then look with a flash light right in the left top corner behind the glove box. You will see a vacumm rod that is suppose to slide into your vent changer, that could be broken. What I did was pull gently on the rod and try my vent dial , when i could get my rod to give me all vent air. I then pulled off the vent dial in that posistion and put a piece of plastic that I made round to fit so that I would not turn that dial for defrost, floor or center vent. I am getting air condition this way and also all vents are on. I know this is a major problem with Ford Explorers but i read that Ford is not fixing it. willjk
#433 of 520 2002 Explorer HVAC Flow Control Valve and Door
Aug 20, 2011 (4:30 am)
2002 Ford Explorer.
Symptoms: AC and heat controls work fine. Fan speeds work fine. But air flows only through front vents. When I attempt to change air flow to floor or defrost, the air continues to flow through the front vents.
Observations: There is a flow control valve located to the upper left of the glove compartment box. When I turn the flow control switch on the front panel from floor to vent to defrost, the valve rod moves in and out as it should. The valve rod though is to be connected to a plastic lever arm that pivots a flow control door or flapper. This plastic lever arm has broken and is not connected to the valve rod. Can anyone tell me how I could replace this plastic door and reconnect it to the valve rod.? Thanks
#434 of 520 Re: 2002 Explorer HVAC Flow Control Valve and Door [stjimm]
Aug 20, 2011 (1:24 pm)
Hi Stimm You would have to remove the console and part of the dash to get to the plastic control. Look up Youtube on how to remove dash on your year. I left mine alone because of the cost, I was able to pull on the control valve and keep trying your flow control switch. I was able to get air from all vents at once. So I pulled off the flow control switch and cut a piece of black plastic and placed sticky tape inside and placed round piece of the black plastic disc that I made to cover that opening so that I would not use the vent control and my vents are fine, as long as I don't touch that flow control switch again. I also get air condition through all the vents also.
#435 of 520 A/C rear line replacments 2008 EB Explorer 2008
Aug 29, 2011 (5:25 am)
I have a 2008 Eddie Bauer with 3 rows of seats, 4.0 liter engine with 43,000 miles and my A/C is blowing hot air. I brought it to a dealer who told me the that the "lines to the rea rA/C unit need to be replaced" The cost is out through the roof. 1) Is this a common problem with the ED "rear A/C unit and 2) can I simply seal off/plug off the rear A/C unit as no one ever sits in the 3rd row of seats.
#436 of 520 Re: A/C rear line replacments 2008 EB Explorer 2008 [berto8]
Aug 30, 2011 (4:22 pm)
That's ridiculous! There surely is a leak, but very very doubtful it's the lines to the rear evaporator unit. Go somewhere else and get another diagnosis. I think you're getting taken for a ride. Those lines should last 20 years.
#437 of 520 Heater problem with 02 sport trac
Sep 05, 2011 (8:16 am)
A/C works fine. Blower works fine, and when I change from defrost to floor all works fine. BUT No heat! HELP!
#438 of 520 Re: Heater problem with 02 sport trac [daver31]
Sep 06, 2011 (10:18 am)
First, check your coolant level. Sounds like you are low, and not getting any water to the hot water lines. If it's not that, there may be a valve under the hood that is stuck closed preventing the hot water to get to the inside coil. Not sure about that. And could be a blend door stuck under the dash, that's the worst scenerio, because it's the most costly. Also, could be in the electronic controls, broken and not demanding heat. If it's full of water, you're going to need someone to look at it.
#439 of 520 A/C won't blow, only rear
Sep 08, 2011 (6:37 am)
Please help, I have a 2000 Limited and just had my Blower Motor stop working. I thought it was the Blower Motor that was bad, but once I took it out and hooked it up to a power source it began to work. This leads me to believe that the Blower Motor Resistor is bad. Is there anything else that could be wrong? I have checked the fuses, wiring, etc... I am stationed in Italy so finding a ASE certified Mechanic that knows Fords is pretty difficult. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Melting in Italy!
#440 of 520 AC Quit working
Sep 08, 2011 (12:23 pm)
I have a 99 Ford Explorer—the a/c quit working replaced the blower motor resistor and it worked fine for about 3 weeks, started the same as in the beginning, would come on and off, then off, that is when I replaced the resistor—it didn’t work so cleaned the connections to it and worked for about 10 minutes—now it blows on low ac, very low air coming out and not at all on max,,what do I need to do now??
#441 of 520 Re: 2002 Explorer HVAC Flow Control Valve and Door [stjimm]
Sep 24, 2011 (4:53 pm)
I had this same problem. The valve rod snaps on to the plastic lever arm. The clips on the plastic lever arm have sheared off. If the plastic lever arm is still entact, you can attach the valve rod to it with a screw. It worked for me.