Question about 2000 Ford Windstar
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?
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
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
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.
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
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