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Noise in back left panel.

There is a noise in the back left panel beside the back door. It sounds like the back windshield wiper is running all the time. We pulled the fuses having to do with the wiper and pump but that did not stop it. We think we need to pull fuse/relay number 6 to stop the noise, but we do not know how to remove the passenger compartment fuse panel. Our beloved explorer has 199K miles on it, so we just want to keep it going without a lot of expensive repairs.

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Sounds like you have rear heat and a/c. The noise you are hearing is the temperature blend door actuator. You can make the noise stop by setting the rear temp to either hot or cold till the noise goes away. The actuator has plastic gears that shear off and it tries to position to the correct setting and it can't. That's why it clicks.

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