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#485 of 537 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 537 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 537 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 537 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 537 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
#490 of 537 Re: 2003 Ford Explorer XLT-blowing cold air [pipefitter2010]
Mar 25, 2012 (7:49 pm)
blend door motor actuator... Dorman parts sells them. They're kind of vehicle specific depending on if you have electronic cabin temperature sensing or rear air, etc. You can order dirctly fron Dorman online (just search dorman parts) or any carquest. I'm pretty sure all other major parts suppliers sell dorman parts too.
#491 of 537 AC Evaporator
Jun 19, 2012 (7:33 am)
Here's my situation: I have a 2003 Explorer. About 4 years ago, the AC wasnt blowing cold. I just kept adding freon every few months and it seemed to work fine. That last for a few years and now it doesnt blow cold at all. I had it diagnosed yesterday and they said it was the ac evaporator which needed to be replaced.
Because they have to remove the dash board, the labor is around $800, the evaporator $225.00, ac dryer $71.00, orifice tube $8.00, ac oil $10.00, ac recharge $ 80.00, plus the doors in the case are broken too. Total: $1200.00.
I am going to get a few more estimates, but here is my question: since the labor is a huge cost, is there anything else I should replace since my truck is 9 years old, as I do not want to have someone tell me next year that they have to replace something under the dash. I figure I should be proactive since they are ripping it apart anyway.
Thanks in advance.
Jun 19, 2012 (1:48 pm)
I have a 2010 Ford Explorer Limited. The ac works fine for a while then just seems to stop blowing. After a minute or two it come backs on. It will run awhile and then do the same thing. Any ideas? Dealer seems clueless.
#493 of 537 Re: 2003 Ford Explorer AC problem [ryango]
Jul 07, 2012 (9:27 am)
Hello ryango I have the exact problem right now with my 2003 Explorer XLT. The passenger side AC works well and the rear AC as well, but not the driver side. Have you resolved the problem with yours and if so what was the fix?
#494 of 537 ac and heat problems
Jul 17, 2012 (6:07 pm)
i have a 1996 explorer and when i turn the heat or ac on i can only get it out of the defrost nothing wont blow out of the vents can someone please help