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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It's called a Blend Door. What this is, is basically a flapper that is tied to an electric motor and that regulates your hot and cold air. This is a very common problem on these vehicles. The plastic pin on the door, which it pivots on, breaks. Ford wants like $200.00 for the whole box but do not despair, go to a good after-market parts guy and tell them you want the Blend Door made by Dorman. Then you can either do it yourself or take it to a shop and they will fix it for you. It runs about $18.00 through Dorman.
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
Your problem is most likely that the AC system is low on refrigerant. Your Explorer takes R-134A refrigerant which is available over the counter. It's not a very difficult process to add refrigerant but if your uncomfortable doing it yourself, most service centers will service your AC for under $100 assuming no leaks are detected. Best of luck on your AC problem.
Posted on May 11, 2009
Had the same problem on 98 Eddy Bauer we have. Have you noticed that it has a tendency to belch out hot air and the blower speed slows down mostly when you accelerate or give it a little more gas to climb a hill or an overpass or even pass somebody? If this is the case there is a pressure switch that's hooked into the intake manifold were it can sense a drop in pressure and when it does it drops the ac clutch out and slows the dash blower down till the pressure comes back up. JUMP IT OUT. All your problems will go away. Thats in there to unload the engine during acceleration and heavy loads and after the switch ages it gets trigger happy and lazy about closing to bring the ac back on.
Pat - Houston
Posted on Sep 09, 2009
Common problem caused by the failure of a stepped/tapped resistor that has failed.
These are ceramic resistors and will have two connections for 12V and output, and then the same number of taps as you have fan speeds; in your case, two.
These are sometimes under the hood on the firewall or (for your sake, I hope not) located under the dashboard as part of the blower assembly.
They aren't expensive and should be equipped with 'quick disconnect' terminals.
Posted on Apr 06, 2010
The most likel cause of your problem is the blower motor resistor. It is located on the exterior heater box under the hood on the passengers side near the a/c accumulator (round can shaped thing with tubes on it). The resistor has 4 wires going to it's connector and is held in by 2 5/16" (8mm) screws. It is a $20 part and relatively easy to install.
I hope this helped!
Posted on Apr 07, 2010
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