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#509 of 520 2008 EB Ford Explorer heat/air clicking and no heat
Dec 03, 2012 (1:39 am)
I have a 2008 EB Ford Explorer that has two issues. First the heater/air conditioner was clicking loudly unless it was in the exact right spot, but now it clicks all the time and the heat doesn't work at all!
Also, the engine light came on and we took it in the diagnose it and it says a gas leak (??!?). This happened before and we took it to the dealership when it was under warranty and they said they couldn't find a problem. The light came back on so we took it back. I don't know what they did, but we didn't have the problem again for about a year and now the same issue is happening again. Ford says we have no warranty now (another story - they have been so disappointing and I will NEVER buy from them again).
Are these two issues possibly related and what needs to be fixed? I know nothing about cars so I am nervous to get ripped off. :S
Thanks so much for any help!
#510 of 520 Re: 2008 EB Ford Explorer heat/air clicking and no heat [parkerj4]
Dec 09, 2012 (4:05 am)
Took the Explorer in for testing. Turns out that we have the model (Eddie Bauer, 2008) that has no gas cap and the valve (?) has gone bad so that is where the leak is located. Ford says we have to replace the whole line all the way to the gas tank. Awesome engineering, Ford, thanks for the junk you sold us. We will NEVER buy Ford again. This car has had problem after problem.
#511 of 520 Re: 2003 ford explorer rear heating problems [bells5]
Dec 09, 2012 (10:30 pm)
Nothing is wrong, that's the way it was designed.
#512 of 520 Ford Explorer 1997 Heater Problems
Dec 26, 2012 (6:34 pm)
The radiator had a crack, changed it out.
The valve leaked, replaced it
The seal of the level control replaced.
It was determined today after the radiator was replaced, that the vacuum hose is not working on the heater valve. The hose was left disconnected and the heater is now working.
The heater valve was purchased and installed by Kaufman Tire Service. The radiator was installed by a referred mechanical service. When the heater did not heat, the mechanic checked out the heater valve and determined the trouble was with the new heater valve system.
I would like input regarding how confronting Kaufman facility that performed the work. This was a cost to me in the amount of $218.00 and it's only been 11 days from repair/replacement.
Thank you for your time.
#513 of 520 no heat 2003 explorer
Jan 16, 2013 (2:32 pm)
heat only in rear of vehicle how do u repair actuator for heat door
#514 of 520 Re: Ford Explorer 1997 Heater Problems [constanceb]
Jan 19, 2013 (1:13 pm)
If it did not cost you any more money when the mechanic found the issue then your only course is to contact the Kaufman, talk to the manager/owner tell them what happened. Tell them that you can get a written signed notarized document on what the mechanic had to do or they can call the mechanic themselves. Tell them that you want some money refunded on the 218.00. If they do great if they do not and you paid by credit card, dispute the charges on your credit card. Not a hard thing to do, normally you have 60 days from the time that you charged to dispute a charge. Your credit card company will have instructions on how to do this. If you had to pay the mechanic more money to fix it, then you still need to contact Kaufman and you still need to dispute the charge.
Plus, please put your comments on what happened on Yelp. People do go by Yelp in getting services.
#515 of 520 Re: 2008 EB Ford Explorer heat/air clicking and no heat [parkerj4]
Feb 04, 2013 (6:40 pm)
I had almost exactly the same issue come up. Not the check engine light so I doubt that I have a gas cap leak issue, but the climate control system was clicking if not in the right spot, followed by total failure. I saw your follow-up post about the gas cap valve leak. I'm confused how that would have contributed to heater system failure. That sounds like a separate issue. What was the final outcome / repair for the climate control system? Thanks in advance.
#517 of 520 2005 Ford Explorer (Clicking Problems)
Mar 25, 2013 (5:55 pm)
I have a 2005 Ford Explorer that clicks whenever I turn the a/c or heat on. The click comes from underneath the dashboard and I believe it's a climate control actuator problem. I was wondering if that is indeed the case and how much it would cost to correct the malfunction. Additionally, just recently, the heat stopped working.
Any solutions, or ideas? Thanks.
#518 of 520 2002 Ford Explorer
Mar 27, 2013 (11:28 am)
I have a 2002 Ford Explorer. When I try to turn my heat on it makes a loud thumping noise and only cold air would blow. I had a "friend" look at it and he was able to reach in through the glove compartment and move the stick to heat. The heat worked perfectly fine and was hot however once the truck was turned off and then back on the stick was stuck again and I only got cold air. I took it to a mechanic who just told me that he was able to move the stick back to hot but the heater core was shot and needed to be replaced and that until it was replaced I can either have air conditioner or hot air but not both and cannot switch back and forth. He said it would cost $1,000 to fix the heater core. I obviously don't know much about cars but it seems that if the heater core was shot I would not get hot air when I turned it to hot. Does this make sense to anyone and do you think the mechanic is correct. I feel like I am being taken advantage of. Please help.