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Check the temperature actuator. sounds like the gears inside are broken.

Posted on Oct 08, 2009


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it is an electrical motorized door actuator that is your problem. The blend door.

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SOURCE: 2004 ford explorer heating

Check the heater control valve, when u switch to heating mode, this valve is supposed to open, allowing hot engine coolant into the heater core under the dash, it is not opening the valve, the clicking is the sound from it attempting to open the valve.

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The clicking noise is a defective air temp control blend door motor, this is all to common and issue, to repair the defective part the dash must be removed.

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SOURCE: Air conditioner on 2002 Pontiac blowing hot air, although freon is not low...also makes a clicking noise.

Take it to a garage and have them evacuate the system and refill with refrigerant. you have air and non condensibles in the refrigerant system.

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SOURCE: Heater not working. A/c working fine, move

This is a problem with these trucks, theres two things that cause this, the blend door is not working, the most common is the actuator motor that controls this door is bad and thats the clicking you are hearing, this motor is bolted to heaterbox, you will need to move heat lever to find the clicking motor as to there are a few of them that control other options, the other problem is the door breaks where the motor hooks to. that moves the door, if you remove the motor look at end where motor connects if its broke then a new door is needed, most of the time its just the actuator, heres a picture to help you find it, hope this helps.f802497.jpg

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Your vehicle is now very old and will develop such issues. The blend door is operated by a vacuum motor, and may get stuck if in need of lubrication or if there is a vacuum leak under the dashboard (especially if your automatic brake release is leaking vacuum... very common issue).
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The clicking noise is a defective air temp control blend door motor, this is all to common and issue, to repair the defective part the dash must be removed.

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