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Where is the blend door actuator located

When i cut on my heater i hear knocking sound i turned heater to max only get cool air

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The blend door is on the heater box, you will neeed to turn heater on with low air setting as you look around box to locate it, it is hard to say exactly where it is on the box due to its been a while since i replaced one, let me see if i can get a diagram. this is a 1999 ford taurus.

Okay the actuator on this car is located on the box on the passenger side, if you look from passenger side toward center of the dash you will see it bolted to box below radio area, you may need to remove the lower dash covers. here is a picture to help you.where is the blend door  actuator located - 10_24_2012_11_35_10_am.gif

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Make sure you are getting plenty of vacuum to the control, if you are than it will have to be replaced.

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Open the glove box,and look on top of ac/heater box toward the center of vehicle,it should be setting right there.

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Removal & Installation
  1. Remove the floor air outlet duct extension (1) from the floor duct (2).

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Fig. Remove the floor air outlet duct extension (1) from the floor duct (2)


Disconnect the electrical connection at the blend door actuator (#10 in pic below). jturcotte_394.gif

Fig. Blend door actuator and related components


Remove the blend door actuator mounting screws from the HVAC module.


Remove the blend door actuator as an assembly with the actuator cam.
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Fig. Remove the blend door actuator mounting screws from the HVAC module



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  1. Install the blend door actuator as an assembly with the actuator cam.
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  2. Install the blend door actuator mounting screw to the HVAC module.
    1. Tighten the blend door actuator mounting screw to 14 inch lbs. (1.6 Nm).

  3. Connect the electrical connection at the blend door actuator (10).
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Picture of actuator:


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Section 12-03A: Air Conditioning, Heater System, Manual, Ranger and Explorer 1996 Ranger and Explorer Workshop Manual
DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION A/C-Heater System, Manual The manual air conditioning/heater system used in these vehicles is a split-case, blend air design. This design includes the following major components:
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  • A heater air plenum chamber (18471) which attaches to the passenger compartment side of the dash panel. This assembly includes: (1) the outside/recirculating air inlet door, (2) the panel door, (3) the floor defrost door, (4) the temperature blend door, and (5) the heater core (18476).
  • Other components which link and/or control the heating and air conditioning systems include: (1) the A/C control (19980), (2) the ducts and registers, (3) the windshield defroster hose nozzle (18490), (4) the control cables, (5) the vacuum lines, (6) the refrigerant tubes and hoses, (7) the A/C compressor (19703), and (8) the A/C condenser core (19712).
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  • A temperature control knob, which controls the position of the temperature blend door mounted on A/C evaporator housing (19850) assembly.
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Temperature Control
The temperature selector actuates a variable resistance switch. This switch varies the voltage to an electric actuator used to position the temperature blend door. Positioning the temperature control in any position between COOL and WARM causes the temperature blend door to direct more or less outside air through or around the heater core (18476) for whatever proportion of heated or unheated outside air is desired. The air blends together as it leaves the heater core and enters the heater air plenum chamber (18471) for distribution.
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With the function selector in the OFF position, the outside-recirc. door is in the recirculated air position. It is closed to outside air and no air passes through the system. The blower motor is off. MAX A/C
NOTE: No temperature modulation is possible in the MAX A/C position.

In the MAX A/C position, the outside-recirc. air door is in the recirculated air position. All of the air discharges through the panel registers except for a small amount of floor bleed. The A/C compressor (19703) operates in this function control setting.
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You have to almost remove the dash to get this part out.
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  1. NOTE: Refer to Section 01-12 for instrument panel removal and installation procedure.

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  1. NOTE: The mounting bracket remains in place on the A/C evaporator housing.

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