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Coins falling into defroster vents

Coins have fallen into the defroster vents now the little door that closes the airconditioner and opens the heater won't open. How do I get the coins out?

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Remove the entire center council and heater cover and remove the blender door motor while still plugged in. adjust the temp and listen for clicking sound. if it clicks then replace it because the little plastic gears are broke.

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You have a vacuum leak.Defrost is the default postion no vacuum.
Find the small black supply line under the hood on the passenger side where it goes thru the fire wall,trace it back you should see a plastic canister then from there it goes to a vacuum port on the intake.Should find a leak somewhere in this line.

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SOURCE: barely any heat coming from vents blower motor working

check the coolant level & condition of antifreeze make sure it is not dirty/rusty/muddy if thats ok try a new thermostat & radiator cap if the antifreeze is muddy you may have to blow out the heater core

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SOURCE: The door opens then when it goes to close it keeps it opens again

have you tried cleaning the contacts on the door

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SOURCE: 1983 ford ranger 2.2 engine-no heat,full of

it may only be a blockage in your radiator. but first,shut engine off! open hood,grab radiator fan,the one with all the blades, try to move it up and down or side to side. no fluid comes out? is there alot of play in the fan? if so,bad water pump.i'm not saying the plastic fan moves back and forth,it should. do you feel or hear metal moving,banging? if so bad pump.looking for the heater acuator? ok open hood, passenger side under the passenger side wiper, look further down under wiper at dash panel. you'll be looking for a plunger type assembly that operates on vacum. the hose[vacum] connects directly to an inlet thats close to where it's located. BUT in older models,which i'm not sure,you fall right at the brink when they changed models. look under dash, passenger side.you may have to drop glove box down,simple,on each side at top of the glove box grab left @right side of glove box,pull both sides inwards towards middle,that will let glove box drop down, look for heateracuator there,you may have to even move it by hand,look for a round cylinder type object with a rod attached to it.push the rod inwards[towards drivers side] and heat should flow.if you have to prop it open[think cowboy]wooden stick,whatever it takes to keep you warm,it dont matter! hope this helps

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SOURCE: 2005 Freestar "door open signal"

Chances are the autolock doesn't work because it "sees" a door open. Check the plunger between the door and the frame of each door to see if the plunger is broken, bent, or otherwise not working.

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