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Ford Explorer, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#480 of 539 Automatic Climate control
Mar 02, 2012 (11:06 am)
I have a 2000 Ford Explorer fully loaded. It has the Climate control system, and when I turn on the heat using the AUTOMATIC button, instead of like, the FLOOR button, there is a fairly loud hum noise, and the electric system seems to bog down...if i hit the FLOOR button, it stops.... this all while i have the temp set at 90 degrees....seems to only occur when hitting the AUTOMATIC button.
the sound is kind of a low hum...almost like a soft noise a car horn would make if the battery was about dead....
Let me know what you think or if you need more info.
#481 of 539 Re: Automatic Climate control [mchermok]
Mar 02, 2012 (12:25 pm)
Most likely the bellows in one of the engine vacuum operated servomotors is failing (leaking).
#482 of 539 Re: Automatic Climate control [wwest]
Mar 02, 2012 (12:29 pm)
I kind of wondered if it was some kind of ' vacuum ' issue.... is it ok to drive for a while without fixing? as long as I don't use the AUTOMATIC function on the Heater controls?
#483 of 539 Re: Automatic Climate control [mchermok]
Mar 02, 2012 (12:39 pm)
I don't foresee any harm as a result.
#484 of 539 Re: Automatic Climate control [wwest]
Mar 02, 2012 (1:00 pm)
ok, thanks for answering my questions, one more
Is there anything I can do at home myself to pinpoint the issue, or test your theory of the "bellows in one of the engine vacuum operated servomotors"
#485 of 539 Re: A/C + HEATER SEMI-BROKE 2002 Ford Explorer. [djones04]
Mar 11, 2012 (8:12 pm)
What your describing is the exact same problem I have had on my personal 06' Explorer and on my work 07' Explorer. The blend door motor is broken. It has plastic gears inside that break for several siffferent reasons but usually it's from having the fan turned up while adjusting the temp. On both the 06' and the 07 (and even on the older generation) the blend door motor is located on the driver's side underneath the side paneling just in front of the center console (under the plastic right next to your right knee that runs along the fan, heat control and radio portion of the center console). Pull the plastic panel (the one between the center console and the carpet) off. The panel is secured with a large plastic push pin in the front near the gas pedal and with snap clips on the back. The blend door motor is a little plastic box about 3"X4"X1" big. It has 3 or 4 metric screws that secure it to the blend door box. They are a pain but can be taken out without tearing out the center dash plastic. Unplug the electrical connector, plug the new one in and make sure that the male plastic lug from the motor is lined up with the female receptacle in the blend door box and reinstall the screws. The part is relatively inexpensive through DORMAN automotive products (www.dormanproducts.com) at around $40 to $60 depending on exactly which one you need. Mine used Part #604-211 as did the 07' and an 05' I worked on. Hope that helped anyone else out.
#486 of 539 Rear air vent in 2007
Mar 13, 2012 (2:26 pm)
The air in my 2007 explorer will only blow through the floor vents. Even when I push the button on the control panel to switch to ceiling vents, It continues to blow through the floor vents. Help please!
#487 of 539 1995 Ford Explorer - digital displays
Mar 17, 2012 (4:54 pm)
Starting to experience multiple problems - the digital display on the electronic climate control quit working, the outside temp / compass digital display will come on after driving for about 20 mins - sometime blinks for a while and various lights are starting to go out on the dash. Any advice on how to start fixing these problems?
#488 of 539 Re: Rear air vent in 2007 [mckee622]
Mar 18, 2012 (6:28 pm)
Similar problem to post 485, but in the back. It also could be the switch failing, I've seen both problems.....
#489 of 539 Re: 2003 Ford Explorer XLT-blowing cold air [eadams2]
Mar 25, 2012 (1:14 pm)
I have the same problem does your dad remember what that part was called my email is betbrianberryyahoo.com. thanks