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Ford Explorer, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#496 of 520 Heater, foul smell
Oct 01, 2012 (8:03 am)
I have a 2012 Explorer that is blowing water vapor that smells like hot engine coolant from the defroster and dashboard vents. I've had it to the dealer twice. He ran a pressure test on the cooling system and said there's no leak. Supposedly, Ford is aware of this issue with multiple customers and is coming up with a fix in the 4th quarter (2012). Has anyone else had a similar issue and if so, where does it stand?
#497 of 520 Re: ac and heat problems [shannao]
Oct 02, 2012 (6:20 pm)
There is a vacuum driven servo valve that absent a source of engine vacuum will do this.
#498 of 520 Re: Heater problem with 02 sport trac [nvbanker]
Oct 27, 2012 (11:40 am)
Had a similiar problem with 07 explorer.turns out there was a blend door actuator on the drivers side of the plenum.you have to look hard for it.it had 3 screws and 1 plug going to it.a small gear was stripped out resulting in a "clicking" sound.40 dollar part and not too hard to change.you can manually open the door in the 2007 on the right side just look for the lever.the blend door was stuck shu8t only letting cold air in.this worked.hope it helped.
Oct 27, 2012 (3:08 pm)
I have an '05 explorer and the heat and a/c would only come out the vents so i took a saturday ( today) and put in a new door actuator in thinking that was the problem.. get it all back together and now it all comes out of every where and the a/c wont work kinda frustrated any suggestions?????????
#500 of 520 2003 ford explorer rear heating problems
Oct 27, 2012 (9:33 pm)
I have a 2003 ford explorer with 3rd row seating that the a/c and heat work in the front and the rear bottom vents but only the a/c works in the rear top vents,when I turn the heat on in the rear top vents the air stays cold and never gets hot.What could be wrong,any suggestions?
#501 of 520 Re: 2004 Ford Explorer Heat Control problem [albert911]
Nov 05, 2012 (11:06 am)
Fixed my problem perfectly. Only difference I did was used a zip tie rather than a screw! Thanks saved me some money
Nov 05, 2012 (1:00 pm)
I have ford explorer 03, both hoses going to heater core are warm , replace pump and thermostat , flush heater core, could any body help
#503 of 520 2002 Ford Explorer... blend door replaced, still no heat.
Nov 06, 2012 (5:07 pm)
I have a 2002 explorer -- had the blend door replaced because it was making a thumping & wouldn't flip over. Now I have heat but the guy at the repair place told me I would have to "play with the dials" until it flips over.... IE.. I hear a loud THUD as the thing flips & then I have heat. I've been doing that, but now it doesn't want to flip so I am back to no heat... fans, etc. work fine... Took to the dealership they want to charge me an insane amount just to look at it & have no idea as to what it may even be... Help.
Nov 12, 2012 (6:27 pm)
I have the same problem. How do I fix it?