broomballusba12: Here is a complete video of the correct and proper way to fix this
problem. I did not make this video, however the owner did send this to
me. This would take approx 2 hrs to complete should you decide to do this
broomballusba12: The flap is along the side, near the metal bar.
Don't force anything, the flap is approx 1" x 2"
bulka1012: not trying to bring negative comments, however it might help if your ac
wasn't on and it wasn't on max ac.
puftguy1: .....and just think..... if Ford would have spent just a few lousy cent
more, they could have built this to never break...but because of their
greed, this is the result..... I paid almost 65 THOUSAND dollars for my
Town Car and a lot of its parts just sit still in my garage and rot then
break !!!... after buying mostly ALL Ford cars in my past...i'll never EVER
buy another Ford product. thanx FORD MOTOR COMPANY WHERE QUALITY IS
JOB 1 ..... YEAH RIGHT !!!...... THANX FOR THE POST ANYWAY !!
Tdubbzskis: Dude, you are a great story teller, and should be a comedian! Anyway, my
heat on my 03 explorer went out again this morning. It went out year and a
half ago and I had already purchased the $65 part and performed the fix
once, and I'm not about to drop another $65 bucks.. I'm cheap too man...
but I have no wife to call me the other names. Good talk.
Billy Whyde: 2007 Sport Trac remove the lower pop off panel( ON PASSENGER SIDE) push
pin pull out towards side and slide panel out , listen for click locate the
sound place hand of the lever. turn vehicle off turn heat control unit for
season (hot or cold) if for heat pull down on the lever if for col AC pus
lever up towards vertical. replace panel start and drive after the first
time you can do it very quickly. NOTE TELL EVERYONE NOT TO USE THE CONTROL
FOR TEMP, USE BLOWER OR WINDOWS TO COMPENSATE, IF YOU MOVE THE TEMP CONTROL
SWITCH IT MAY ALLOW FOR THE CHEAP NYLON GEAR TO THROW IT OUT OF POSITION
AND REPEAT OF THE FIX IS NEEDED AGAIN..
SixFigure Ano: thank you so much! i have been without heat in my 04 explorer for 2 years
now and its been horrible but thanks to your video i now have heat! Only
took about 30 minutes to fix! i live in florida so i dont need it often but
right now its pretty chilly and my late night hot box sessions are
miserable because of the cold. Now i can smoke at night in my car in peace
and warmth lol thank you!
Shalisha A. Kennedy: Need help PLEASE! Let me start out by saying I know nothing really about
cars. I need heat and can't afford a relax bill. Getting ready to move to a
colder state in a couple of days. I think I've found the flap, but
regardless of which way i flip it, it still blows out cold. What am I doing
wrong? I have a 2006 Ford Explorer. Thank you in advance
ike thomas: thank you thank you thank you save my life!
tige reese: Great
Having the same problem
Tammy Dressel: Thank you. Worked like a charm.
3rdTryProductions: Fantastic! Took a few tries to figure out what I was feeling for...but I
have heat again!
I spent that last few years just fiddling with the blower and it would
"pop" on its own but that stopped working this year so you were a
Anna Smith: I have an 02 ford explorer, I was not able to find a flap, but a metal bar.
Am I doing something wrong?
Richard Thomas: I am sitting here LMAO, I was looking at a repair bill of $617.....followed
your directions and low and behold....HEAT. Thanks for the video
instructions. It did not cost me a penny. It took time to locate the
flap to flip down, but other than that "piece of cake"
Timothy Galford: We did this yesterday and it is now warm. Before when we tried to switch to
heat we had a clicking sound, now we have a loud thumping sound. Did we
miss something? We had this fixed in the shop more than 5 years ago, trying
not to spend another $800 on a 2004 Ford Explorer. Thank You so much for
this advice, but does anyone else have the loud thumping now and is there a
med2343: Thanks for the video......Quick question I still have the thumping noise is
that normal or should it have gone away???
omar peralta: My heat works fine actually just makes noise sounds like a door opening and
closing then goes away went put air on high. .thoughts?
Kim James: THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY COLD COLD FEET! Awesome video...save me
700$+...work 3rd shift and have been borrowing my son's car when I
can...found the flap instantly and yay!!!! Sometimes it flips back to cold
when i turn off the car, but cleaned out the glove box for a 30 second fix!
Thanks again!!! Can't wait to see the look on my kids faces when i pick
them up from school today!!! Happy Holidays! :)))))
JimmyFromTheBronx: will this work if i want cold air but its blowing out hot?
aera6413: no. its a completely different design/setup from the explorer. its a good
chance that with the vic, the last time i looked at a diagram, you will
need to pull the dash.
Todd bradshaw: Can you do that for constant heat instead of air?
dcbdc1: just to clarify, if I want to switch back over from heat to ac, I will have
to repeat this process again?
douglas30635: Thanks for the video ! I just saved a bunch of money by watching this video
! 2003 Explorer has heat !!
broomballusba12: I will post the fix here when I decide to take the time to replace this
piece.....it's only a $65.00 part , but will require some time to get to
the part without butchering and hacking the plastic interiors as some have
chosen to do here. Glad this also worked for you.
Marilyn Prast: Thank you. Ive been without heat for three plus years.
broomballusba12: glad this helped in your ' 06 model as well.......
xavi xav: i am going to have to do my 2001 windstar it clicks when i move the lever
to the cold side.
iPointiShoot: Worked perfect for me. I will replace the actuator in the spring when the
weather breaks. Not going to take the console out in the winter. Too cold
and no heated garage.
jasong146: Any idea if this will work in a Crown Vic?
mtharris63: You are my hero! Worked like a charm!!!!
Brenda Gainey: I have a 2005 Explorer THANKS for the tip and the heat! However as soon as
I turn my car off mine flips back to cold !So I just always warm it up!
Start my car flip it to heat car is toastie!
7205buttas: I can do the same thing but i do it from the drivers side just pull up the
panel a little reach up and u can fell a little piece u just flick over
Rick Cohen: Quick fix for my 2006 ford ranger. Thank you for posting the video.
MsJeni5: cfrat52 I have a 2005 model Expedition and I tried the self test on the
actuator and it didn't work or do anything for hat matter...just wanted to
let you and others know.. If anyone knows how to check for the actuator on
a 05 model please leave a comment.. Mine is doing the exact problem in this
video it will blow out ice cold air but it will not put out any heat
M Frazier: Hello, I have a 2005 Explorer the setup seems different. Do you have
experience with the 2005?
broomballusba12: In my situation, I only have to do this once. When I shut off the car, I do
not have to do this again. Now, If I turn the a/c on, or try to change the
temperature knob then I will have to do this. It only takes a few seconds
once you know what you are looking for. Good Luck.
Eckoballa: Hello, does this also remove the clicking sound? My pops and I just removed
the Blend door actuator but I'm just curious lol
broomballusba12: In my situation I can use the switch to make it go back to cold.....It just
doesn't work to get heat.
Kim James: Mine also would flip back to cold when i turned off my truck, i used some
duck tape to keep it closed and its PERFECT! Mine also started to make a
louder flapping noise, but instead of putting the heat dial all the way up,
i backed off the temperature a little and it stopped the noise.
rahimhadi63: I appreciate your response.I put the light in there and I cannot find the
plastic piece you refer to. All I see is the plunger apparatus and I do
hear the clicking but do not see any piece that goes up and down thats
plastic.My locks keep clicking unlock to lock with the beeping noise as
well.Is there a short somewhere? I can really se my heat in this 20 degree
jo1949player: I have air blowing but not cold and no heat. new actuator plenty of freon.
broomballusba12: glad this also worked for you......
Eileen Gross: THANKS! It worked!
bryan1282: This trick worked for me. I have hot heat, but now there is a louder
banging sound near the driver side. Maybe the blend door? Seems like its in
the black ducts on the drivers floor. I get heat and the a/c is great.
Actuator and blend door may need replacing?
car: well I'm really surprise this tip does work! THANK YOU for sharing your
knowledge. Now I'm ready for this winter . thanks again bro
slkshuz: Thank you. you saved me 800+ and thousands if my wife divorced me over this.
broomballusba12: Yes, this should work, but your flap may be stuck in the down position. You
may notice that there may be a small lever along the firewall in the glove
box which is attached to the lever or flap valve. If you here a clicking
sound, it is the flap trying to move.....if you need more help, let me know.
Jack Haston: Worked like a charm. Took about 5 minutes. Just trying to figure out what
to push and which way took 4 of those minutes! Push your hand in from the
top and throw that "switch" down to the left. Press down hard. Like you
said, best to put the heat on and hear the clicking to find the spot. Saved
$800 I didn't want to put into a 10 year old vehicle!
Doug Chase: Hey man! Thank you!! Worked like a charm on my 2003 Ford Explorer.
broomballusba12: It depends, it will work for you, but it nay revert back. Mine does
not....I continue to have heat, my air control for the cold still works.
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