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Loss of heat

I have a 2003 ford windstar limited. About 2 weeks ago I noticed a clicking noise from under the dash. It is louder when the driver climate control is on cool and softer on heat. yesterday I completely lost heat to the cabin of the car. the engine does warm up. I haven't noticed fluid on my floor so I don't think it is the heater core. Please help as funds are tight to go to a repair shop.

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  • Jim Dorgan Nov 20, 2008

    I also have no heat in my 2003 windstar. Fan blows fine, temp guage o.k. and coolant level o.k. I do hear a ticking from behind radio. the ticking starts when the vent/defroster/ac knob is turned on and stops when it is turned off.

  • terry016 Nov 21, 2008

    I also have no heat in my 1998windstar. Fan blows fine, temp gage o.k. and coolant level o.k. At times heat heat works for short time, the temperature gage for the engine drops to a lower position on the indicator.

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Your blend door actuator is no good. i had the same exact problem and just finished replacing it today. the part costs about 60 bucks from ford. auto part stores had it cheaper but not in stock. have to remove the radio by taking a wire hanger and making a "U" shaped tool. Insert the ends of the "U" into the 4 holes on either side of the radio and push the bottom of the "U" toward the outsides, the radio should come out easy. remove the dash panel containing the a.c. / heater controls by removing the 2 screws on top (where the radio was) and the 2 screws by the pull/out cup holder-ashtray. pull gently its held in place by 2 clips.you will see the blend door actuator attached to the firewall.mine was white a little bigger than a pack of cigarettes. its held in place with 3 screws also one cable connector. kind of awkward to get to , you need an 7mm and 8mm sockets with extensions..

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