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Actuator door is working,no heat
Does the blower fan work and is the engine coolant full?
If your vehichle is not overheating, then you can also likely rule out a sticking thermostat.
Asside from those obvious causes, it would most likely be that the vacume-actuated heater switch on your coolant lines, going to the heater core is stuck (or there may be a vacume leak on the line that activates that switch). This happens as they wear or get clogged from age, and they should be replaced about every 5 to 7 years anyway. On most Ford vehichles, it's a fairly inexpensive part and very easy to replace. In fact, if I were having the same issue, I'd switch out that part whether it was the cause or not, simply to rule it out and keep it reasonably new and working. Also check for any possible vacume leaks on the vacume line that controls that switch.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1999 Ford Explorer Door Locks
Unfortunately, This is a very common problem with Ford Explorers! Ford replaces the locks when it encounters this issue. I managed to unseize my passanger door and tailgate lock, but the drivers door lock is broken beyond repair. You can purchase new remotes for your explorer and program them very easily. Just google ford key fobs...
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
I would follow their recommendation as I had the same problem with my car. They unhooked the power to that door and it was fine. The problem was a short in the wiring in the door that was causing the problem. So maybe get them to check the wiring in the door as well.
Posted on May 26, 2009
I recently did mine, I hear you can do it without taking the entire dash apart but I had no luck with it myself. I have to get ready for work but, on mine it was located down and to the left of the radio. its a white box...are you hearing a clicking noise or something? I had to roll the entire dash back and it was still a major pain getting it out.
Posted on Dec 07, 2009
that clicking noise you hear is likely a relay in the fuse panel that needs to be replaced. the easiest way to find out which relay it is would be to put you finger on each relay as you actuate the device not working. once you locate the clicking relay replace it . to reset the computer just unhook the battery for about ten minutes. if you have an anti theft radio make sure you know the code for it and how to enter it before you unhook the battery.
Posted on Nov 27, 2010
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Temperature Control Blend Door Failure No Heat or no AC (dependes on
where door sticks)
all modern cars there is a tiny DC electric motor driven gear drive
that moves a plastic door that blends heated and cooled air from the
AC and the heater core, this is called (interestedly enough) the air
temperature control blend door actuator. The motor that moves this
door fails because the door starts sticking from warping, most common
complaint is no heat but it can be no AC as well. To replace these
parts (blend door and blend door actuator) you must remove the entire
dash from the car. Always have this problem confirmed by a dealer or
qualified repair shop as it is a very expensive repair.
Other causes of no heat in the cabin are engine thermostats that are stuck open (engine runs cold) or air bubbles in the cooling system.
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