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What can cause air to stop coming through the vents in a explorer

It air can come through my rear vents but not my front and side vents. The truck is a 98 ford eddie bauer explorer

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  • moloch06 Jan 05, 2009

    actually that wasnt it....i looked behind the glove box and there was a huge hole so when i covered it up it worked. Strange huh!?

  • moloch06 Jan 10, 2009

    Yeah, Someone put it there. My heat wasn't working for one. Been like that for awhile. When i saw the hole I stuck my hand inside and closed the door and my heat popped on. My air and heat work when the blend door is closed. So once i closed it and covered up the hole everything worked fine!. So what's the use of the blend door being opened?

  • moloch06 Jan 12, 2009

    It wont hurt nothing if i leave it closed right?

  • moloch06 Jan 12, 2009

    Oh okay, I got it. Thanks a lot!

  • daviduphus Jan 19, 2009

    I am lost with the above comments. :) I have the same thing happen with my 2004 explorere XLT, in fact I have spent over $9000 in th epast year with transmission and such. I have heard this is a blend door but unsure. I know that the person on the passenger side freezes. HELP!

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The blend door is sticking check explorer forum.com for repair tips.

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  • bob neumann Jan 06, 2009

    Any idea on what caused the hole?

  • bob neumann Jan 12, 2009

    the blend door allows fresh air to enter the vehicle. I dont know why ford hasn't issued a campaign on this

  • bob neumann Jan 12, 2009

    Not at all but if you find the air getting "stale" in the vehicle try Cracking the rear windows while driving, the fresh air blend door is used for mixing the air.

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