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Air Blend Actuator not working

1998 Ford Explorer 5.0L V8. My climate control blend door actuator is not working. I replace it with a new one and it does nothing. My parts dealer suggested I check Fuse #15 on the passenger side. My manual does not show any fuses on the passenger side, only the driver's side. Is it possible that the climate control panel is causing this problem. Please give me ideas on how to solve this proble.

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  • amaldo67 Sep 05, 2009

    How can I check to see if I am getting enough vacuum? I checked to make sure the vacuum line were connected and not kinked. all other vacuum components are working properly.

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Make sure you are getting plenty of vacuum to the control, if you are than it will have to be replaced.

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

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    Dana Newcombe Sep 05, 2009

    There is a large ball under the hood most of the time on the passenger side near the firewall. It has one line going in and one out. Check for a long exhale type sound after removing the line that leaves the ball(vacuum accumulator) and goes into the firewall. If you hear that, then you'll probably end up replacing the climate control unit.

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For more information on the control components Section 412-04 .
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Air Management Doors
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Vacuum control motors are used on both air distribution and air inlet doors. The air inlet and panel/defrost doors use a two position vacuum control motor. The floor duct/panel door uses a three position vacuum control motor. Vacuum control motors are controlled by engine vacuum through the climate control head.
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Section 412-04: Control Components - Climate Control 1997 F-150, F-250 Workshop Manual
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