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1998 explorer -Only hot air due to broken hot/cold air partition.

Apparently the partition/door ( not sure if thats the right term ) that moves back and forth alowing hot or cold air to come through vents when set to the ossociated setting has broken, the motor that drives this is fine and i believe the replacement part is relativly cheap but i need to remove the dash to replace it. Has anyone tried taking the dash out and if so, is it as difficult as many mechanics claim or are they just trying to bump up the costs. cheers

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    Chuck Martin May 11, 2010

    It depends on how mechanically incline and stubborn you are!!

    It is not a job for the faint of heart.

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Removing the dash is depending on your mechanical skills not that difficult. You have to disconnect the outside evaporator case from the firewall to gain acces to the heater case attaching nuts. I believe the only way to get the door is the complete heater case. If you are not comfortable removing a dash,have a professional do the job

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