I am going to check into something first before I do this repair. Blend door on 2010 I just replaced. If there is no heat available to the rear, check the coolant level to make sure it is full. The part even came in sooner than it was supposed to and works perfectly! The blend door when switched to the hot temp side, just allows the flow of hot air coming from the heater core and then thru the dash vents. Its not a dual climate control model. You can feel it moving up and down with your finger.
If you do not, it will be on top of the air box behind the radio center panel. It's me again, the girl from Texas with the broken actuator motor. All the cold, frigid air I wanted from any vent or at any fan speed. And you can hear the actuator door switching from cold to hot but no heat. For awhile it would blow cold air then after a while if i played with all 3 knobs enough I would hear that hollow thunk and get some heat. It's a little bit of a pain during the change in seasons but my 02 doesn't deserve that kind of investment in my opinion.
This article applies to the Ford F-250, F-350 Super Duty 2005-2014. If I turned the fan back to 1 or minimum, the door would flip all the way back to close off the hot air. I think I can replace the actuator, but right now I am really just wanting a quick fix until I can get the replacement actuator, and the time to replace it. But it will sure fix me until I get the part ordered next week. Do you know if this issue has been fixed in the newer F150s. Started up the car and just like that I get airflow coming out the main vents. Cut a square into the plenum box or remove the entire plenum box.
Pop out radi bezel, radio, and it's right there. So basically I turned the gear 180 degrees. The clicking is constant, the only way to get it to stop is to turn the center blend air knob all the way cold. It feels like some kind of bolt with a hole on the end of it. I have printed your written repair instructions, I still just need to print your pictures for this repair. This is just another picture of the two screws that hold the actuator in place. Although replacing the actuator isn't really that bad, you don't want to do it twice because you installed an inferior part.
The biggest gear was the one with the busted tooth. The guys that mentioned that it was due to a loss of vacuum are absolutely correct. If you want to save a couple of bucks, you can order the part online at several different vendors. So today, in 80 degree weather, I did what I said I was going to do and I replaced my actuator motor! I am having a problem with my Expedition, when I press the button for the heat to blow through the back floor it doesn't work. I'll update on how the battle goes.
Thanks for all your help guys Steve It was the small vacuum tube, it's black and is the size of a ball point pen tube. I'm a big guy and need all the elbow room I can get under there. Another tip, when you start the vehicle up each and every time, turn your blower fan speed to it's highest setting 4, prior to starting the vehicle. All things considered I will only use the 10 second fix. Secure the cutout with metal duct tape, hot glue, or epoxy. I gave up on the project once i got the zip tie workaround in place. Does it swing direction simulate that of a door in your home virtical , or a trap door? If you switch it towards heat a little bit, and the noise stops, your F-150 blend door actuator has gone out.
Can someone please help me? I have a 2005 Ford Explorer with the 4. It took me longer to un-hinge the glove box and roll it out of the way than it takes to flip this blend door tab. If you want to be safe, you can order , as another alternative. Then i found it by feel and flipped it back for heat. Now going back into winter again, I am getting around to fixing it correctly. I found a way to keep the door in the position you want it cold or hot until you change. We have the same part but at a fraction of the cost from a mechanic or the dealer.
I have this issue with my 2010 for the drivers side and the noise on the passenger side. I used duck decoy line since that was all I had. This may be a big job to access this blend door actuator for testing as the interior paneling will have to be removed. I also gave you a picture of the connector at the actuator. Get your finger preferrably the infamous middle one and the longest in behind the hinge lever and push it downward with a little bit of force and you can actually feel the weight of the blend door itself, rolling over to the hot side of the system, almost like pushing open a weighted door. I got sick of driving in the cold today, so I decided I would figure out this blend door garbage.
I researched this problem on this site, found some info on this blend door-actuator problems other people have discussed, but found no definate answers on how to know which problem I have, bad actuator or bad blend door. I have been experiencing warmer air through the drivers side when on ac. A commenter below mentioned that Autozone gave me the wrong actuator, and it should have been Dorman 604-252. The clicking started when it was all the way on cold but then when I unplugged the battery completely separate issues the clicking was on and would not go away. Then, you can reach up through the glove box to the actuator area. The temperature changes on the passenger side but the drivers side remains the same, its cool but not cold like it should be, and wont heat either.
I can get hot and cold but annoying clicks. Do not use a screwdriver! You'll also have to shave off one of the teeth from the fitting that actually goes into the blend door since there is originally a gap so it can fit into place only one way. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Fit and Installation This part is designed to replace the factory vent door actuator with no modification. It depends on whether or not you have three dual zone climate control. The connections to the truck are right, but as you can see, it has a thicker profile than the Ford original. I decided with some other issues developing it was better to part ways with the truck and get a new 2016.