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Had no heat-Mechanic replaced "bender" motor/epoxied sleeve. Now no a/c. Said he would have to change manually

Heard clicking sound when changed temp setting with a/c on. Got cold out discovered no heat. Mechanic said "blender" door no switching. He replaced motor and said he epoxied sleeve it went into and should be ok or else he'd have to replace "tunnel" which would be expensive. Immediately a/c did not work. Took back to him and said he could manually switch when want a/c back. Paid $365 and feel I got scammed. Is there a fix?

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  • asmata Oct 24, 2008

    I have the same problem only cold air blowing

  • kdlat Oct 26, 2008

    I also have the same problem. Cold air blows when the heat is turned on. At first it did click and now the clicking is gone.

  • milkseykat Nov 10, 2008

    I also own a 2000 w/s with the same problem, my mechanic did say it was a door that needed to be replaced for around $200. I havent done it yet and there is no heat coming from the front but the rear heats fine. Do I need to replace it for the front heat to work?

  • carter49 Nov 22, 2008

    I had the same problem, but my blend door is working fine and can be moved by hand to adjust heat or air. I replaced blend motor but it still doesn't move. I am now looking for the next electrical source before the blend motor. There is supposed to be some computer or sensor that controls the electrical signal to the blend door motor. If anyone can help me with this next step, it would help.

  • andy_in_ca Jan 01, 2009

    I had the clicking problem too. The blend Motr was the issue there. Has cheap little plactic gears in it and when they start to strip or break you hear the clicking when it tries to change temp. Now 4 years later my heater is blowing cold at idle and hot when you step on the gas?? Come to a stop again and it goes back to cold? Any ideas?



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Hi, I have a 2001 Windstar which had the same problem.The fix is to replace the blender door motor ($45.00) it's a little white plastic box located behind the radio under the dash board.  The plastic gears in the motor box can get broken (made in China). I had to remove about 8 screws, the radio, and then it was easy to replace. Before you purchase a new blender motor first check to be sure this is the problem. (1) The door on the glove box can be lowered and you can put your hand on the plastic box (the motor is insidethis little box) when you do this you can feel it clicking when you hear the clicking noise. (2) A service manual will tell you to disconect the battery but it's not nessary. (3) You may need to purchase a special tool to remove the radio. Mine has 4 little holes that uses two  special u-shaped tools you stick it in the holes, push them to the outside and pull the radio out.
I hope this helps. Warren

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That is blend door, no that is not a fix, did a Ford dealer do this shoody work?? make him fix it or file a complaint with your state's dept. of consumer affairs, they are on the web.

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