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Ford Explorer, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#468 of 522 heating system
Jan 08, 2012 (6:56 pm)
we are having trouble with heat in a 2006 ford explorer. it seems the back is heat is working, but it seems that the front heat is not. I have changed the thermostat, it didn't help. we have noticed some clicking under the dash. from what i have read in other posts some the dampers are not opening and closing. I have also read other posts stating this is could be an expensive propositions. some say yes some say no. can someone please tell me what i should be looking for and can a normal joe fix it. thanks for your help.
#469 of 522 Re: No front heat - 2005 Explorer [ridernl]
Jan 09, 2012 (11:26 am)
The BCM is in different locations on different years, but on yours I THINK it's on the driver's side, in the back, behind the panel in the cargo area. If it isn't, you may need to search for a Ford Shop manual online and find it that way. May be able to get a used one that could still be good and swap it out to see if that's it without spending a King's Ransom.
#470 of 522 Re: heating system [drew1244]
Jan 09, 2012 (11:32 am)
If you have heat in the back, you have hot water, and the clicking under the dash usually indicates a stuck blend door. That's not good news, very expensive and difficult to find and fix, usually requires removing the unit under there. Sorry to give you bad news. Personally, I'd take it somewhere, unless you have unlimited patience, considerable mechanical ability, and lotsa tools.
#471 of 522 To nvbanker
Jan 09, 2012 (12:00 pm)
I appreciate all your help.
Jan 16, 2012 (3:54 pm)
I suddenly have had a problem with heater,it blows only cold air BUT when you put it on heat there is a clicking noise from inside dash. have got it all dismantled but i still cannot locate what needs to be replaced, also I would like to know what i go and ask for at parts store.
Any help wold be much appreciated as well as put problem to rest and most of all , (from my wife words) "please help its cold going into work"
#474 of 522 Re: Heater and A/C [sundaymoney]
Jan 18, 2012 (1:39 pm)
Not sure how accessible it is but your problem lies with the "Blend Door" OR "Blend Door Actuator"
#475 of 522 Re: Heater and A/C [sundaymoney]
Jan 18, 2012 (1:46 pm)
Upon further thought....... you need a bland door. the actuator is working, it's a motor that has a gear on it that inserts in to the blend door. The blend door is broken and thats why you hear a clicking, the clicking is the actuator that is turning (gears) but unable to move the blend door.
To replace the blend door the heater case will have to be removed from the vehicle after the dashboard s removed & after the a/c system has been discharged & disconnected at the firewall. It's about a 6 hour job for a pro.
Don't recommend you do this unless you are very well mechanically inclined.
#477 of 522 Re: A/C + HEATER SEMI-BROKE 2002 Ford Explorer. [harkess]
Jan 25, 2012 (8:03 pm)
I hope you are still on this site as I need some more information on exactly where i am putting my hands in the dash..Uggg no heat, please help!!