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Air conditioner when I turn out hear clicking noise and now

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Air conditioner when I turn out hear clicking noise and now won't blow cold air
JA: Have you checked the coolant level? Have you checked for a leak in the radiator?
Customer: Turn in car
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: Turn on car
JA: What year is your Ford?
Customer: 2008 Suzuki grand vitari I am at sears now I am a woman don't want to get gipped
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing I am ok with them fixing it but you know when it's a wiman
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: That's it
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  James replied 7 months ago.

The clicking noise you are hearing is most likely from a bad blend door motor inside of the dash. The gears are known to strip on the blend door motor and will prevent the vehicle from changing it from hot to cold.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Is that expensive
Expert:  James replied 7 months ago.

The blend door motors are only around $50. Labor usually depends on the blend door location. I can look it up really quick?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I am not home can I call you later and you talk me through it once I get the part
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
You are the best this is awesome never used u before but this is amazing
Expert:  James replied 7 months ago.

It looks like they only take about an hour to change out. When you get home and turn the key on. When the clicking starts to happen you can use your hand under the dash to determine which motor is making the noise.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
What do you mean which motor?
Expert:  James replied 7 months ago.

There are a couple of these plastic motors that control the heating and cooling. you just need to identify which one went bad.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
How do you identify it I am a woman not a mechanic how would I know? Not to say we are not smart.
Expert:  James replied 7 months ago.

Most of the motors are the same. When the noise happens I would just listen and see if you can pinpoint the sound. If you can do that and update me exactly where the sound is I can give you more exact details.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok it's on the right
Expert:  James replied 7 months ago.

Ok can you see the motor that is making the noise?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
How do you see it?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Do I continue asking you questions r do I have to pay?
Expert:  James replied 7 months ago.

If you look under the glove box with a flash light can you see it?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok will do that awesome you think I can do it myself?