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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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2003 Explorer: heater is blowing cold air..warmer..clicking noise

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My 2003 Explorer heater is blowing cold air. When I turn the temp. knob from the cold to warmer a clicking noise starts. However, the heat for the rear is working just fine. I have know idea about what is wrong . Thanks.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ron replied 6 years ago.

Ron :

Hello and Welcome to Justanswer,

My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am here to try and assist your with your question.

The noise you are describing is caused by a bad blend door acuator in most cases and this will cause the heater to blow cold air, I can send you instructions but need to know if you have manual air (knobs) or electronic (buttons).

JACUSTOMER-kr5fyp1n- :

Knobs

Ron :

I have enclosed the replacement instructions , to replace the acuator , the instrument panel has to come out .

Download HERE and HERE

JACUSTOMER-kr5fyp1n- :

My skills with cars are limited to changing oil and replacing wipers. Sounds complicated. Should I have it done by a mechanic? If so, what could I expect to pay for this service?

Ron :

The labor runs about 6 hours and you can figure about $85 for the part.

JACUSTOMER-kr5fyp1n- :

So +/- $ 600.

Ron :

Yes that a good ball park figure.

JACUSTOMER-kr5fyp1n- :

Thanks







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