Question about 2005 Ford Explorer
I just fixed mine. It would NOT get air to the defroster. The lever that opens and closes a door that directs the air flow to the defroster was broken. To be more specific, the plastic lever the actuator attaches to was broken. The actuator and the vacuum system were operating properly. It is simple to see but hard to get to. Remove the glove box and look up and to the left for a silver vacuum controlled actuator and arm. I was able to fabricate another lever and attach it to what was left of the OEM lever.
Posted on Nov 25, 2012
Change the heater control located under the dash on the passenger side
Posted on Oct 31, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
there is a good chance that you blend air door is stuck closed over your heater core and therefore not allowing the heat to flow, also your door that opens and close your direction of flow from the floor ,das,vent and defrost.your going to have to remove the lower cowling of the dash on the passenger side analso some of the center dash to actually check to see if the cable,servo motors. are acuating the doors.the issue could be just a stuck door or a misaligned cable or that it came off. that falls under the mechanical side of probabilities. electrical would most likely be a faulty selector switch or a servo motor
Posted on May 15, 2009
Inside the venting is a flap that is controlled by a vacuum operated actuator. This vacuu hose also runs to your control panel.. Either the vent is stuck, the actuator is faulty, or there is a bad/leaky vacuum hose
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
Defrost is the default position, The control head is most likely electronic on this model, the actuators that switch the modes are little electric motors. There was an issue with the plastic doors that direct airflow, they would break and jamb. If the control head were to be the older style that uses vacuum then I would say that you have lost vacuum to the inside of the vehicle. If this is the case look for a broken vacuum hose coming to or through the firewall, ususlly on the passenger side under the hood close to the HVAC pipes/lines in the firewall.
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
the next thing to check would be the selector motors, these motors are what move door to get floor or defrost or vent air and also hot/cold air, look under the dash try to find them, there bolted to heater box,there are 3, locate one by one then move every control and watch to see linkage move find the one that doesnt move and thats your problem, hope this helps.heres a picture to help you know what it looks like.
Posted on Jan 20, 2010
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