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Ford Explorer, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#80 of 520 Re: Auto Climate control blowing heat all the time [huskero]
Jan 25, 2008 (12:48 pm)
Thanks for the info. Yes, I tried this it got it to work as you did but the fix only lasted a couple of days. I just purchased the heater box for a full replacement of the unit. I did a 1996 Explorer a few years ago, it was a pain, took the entire weekend. The dash has to come away enough to slide the unit out. In the engine area your work is also cut out for you just to get the nuts that are holding the heater box in place. I do understand why it cost so much to replace (labor) but with the number of issues with this part going bad, Ford should replace for free.
Jan 26, 2008 (4:20 pm)
I have a 1997 Explorer XLT V6
The heater is not working, The blower motor is running, both lines going to the heater core are hot. I noticed that the a/c compressor is cycling on and off,I pulled the a/c system fuse #18 and the compressor stopped cycling, but still no heat! The engine is getting warm and at idle the temp gauge is running in the middle of the h and the c? any thing else I can check?
#82 of 520 Re: Heater not working [crstephens83]
Jan 26, 2008 (4:28 pm)
i just had the very same problem i have discovered that the radiator and heater core were plugged up there isnt enough circulation of fluid,, is the temp guage going up then back down?
#83 of 520 Re: Heater not working [bulldogbw]
Jan 26, 2008 (5:35 pm)
No my temp gauge stays in the middle, but both of ny hoses going to the heater core are hot, if the core was plugged wouldn't the hose coming out be cooler than the one going in?
#84 of 520 Re: A/C + HEATER SEMI-BROKE 2002 Ford Explorer. [bjohnson3]
Jan 28, 2008 (8:42 am)
Sorry it took so long to reply. I had to fix it myself the other day without my
husband around. I took out the glove box. (of course the car was running
with the heat on so I could hear the clicking.) Then, without any light to
expose what I am working on or headroom to even look, I felt towards the center
consol until something pushed and made the noise stop. It is done strickly
by feel, not by sight. I don't think there is anything moving to catch your hand
on or anythign that might shock you. Just be careful!!! Then you can feel something
that can be pushed either in or forward. Hope that works.
It has for us for the past 4 months.
#85 of 520 Re: A/C + HEATER SEMI-BROKE 2002 Ford Explorer. [harkess]
Jan 28, 2008 (6:55 pm)
Thanks for your help. I will try that and see if it works. Ive tried to feel around in there and my boyfriend has tried to find it with no success. Everyone is telling me we have to take the whole dash apart. But I will try again. My son said he found something like you described, so I will see where we get. Do you have and XLT model or is it something else? Once again thanks alot.
#87 of 520 Re: A/C + HEATER SEMI-BROKE 2002 Ford Explorer. [harkess]
Jan 29, 2008 (8:52 pm)
I HAVE HEAT!!!!!!! I tried what you said twice with no luck, my son tried with no luck yesterday and today I asked him to try again and I had him read your message and he went out and came back 5 minutes later and said he found it. I went outside to the truck and there was heat coming out of the vents. Hallelujah! Thank you sooooo much for helping me with this. I have 2 teenagers and a 6 year old who will be so happy to have a warm truck to ride in now. I cant thank you enough! God bless you. BJohnson
#88 of 520 2002 Ford Explorer Heater Issues
Jan 29, 2008 (8:56 pm)
If you are having the problem with the ticking noise in the dash when you try to turn your heater on, go to message #84 in this forum. This lady knows what she is talking about. I havent had any heat in my truck for 4 months and me and my kids have had a miserable winter without it. I saw her first message explaining her problem and asked for more details, she responded with message #84 in detail and now my heat works. All Hail Harkess!!!