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Turn the heat on and just get a clicking sound, no

Ford Explorer 2004 I turn the heat Control on and just get a clicking sound, no heat. The Blowers work ok. I remove the Center Console & Radio Panel. I just dont know where to go from there.. I was that there is a way to set the Blend Doors and get heat all the time without being able to turn the heat off, but it can be turn down. I would settle for this option if I can get some help with this type of repair.

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  • fixsvrltd Nov 15, 2009

    2004 Explorer. in the 2004 explorer which Relay control the Blend Doors Motor as I thing this is the touble, because I has the Air Conditioner on with the control set at hot, and without turning off the Air Conditioner, I turn fron hot to cold and this cause the clicking sound I now have. I have the Electrical Diagram. This Diagram does not Label which Fuse or Relay control the Blend Doors Motor I would like to check the relay before any major repair

  • fixsvrltd Nov 15, 2009

    2004 Explorer has a heater problem. I believe the problem laid in the Relay or Fuses that supply the Blend Door Motor, however the Diagram I have does not tell where the Relay of Fuse is, it just shows the Electrical
    Connection to them. Do you have a Picture Diagram or a part location for them? PS the problem is a clicking sound when you advance the temp-control and there is no heat. The blowers work fine.

  • fixsvrltd Nov 15, 2009

    Yes the solution is helpful and I did find the problem, Thank you! Now is time to go for the repair itself. The arm that connect the Blend Doors to the Blend Door Motor is broken. Do you have any helpful ideas for that problem?

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This problem (and the noise) is caused by a part called a AIR TEMPERATURE CONTROL BLEND DOOR MOTOR and most likely a sticking BLEND DOOR, this electrical motor moves a door inside the air duct to either provide heat from the heater core or to provide cold air from the AC evaporator core or a mixture of the two air streams, hence the name BLEND DOOR, when this blend door actuator motor is replaced you must verify the plastic blend door is free and not binding and causing the actuator motor to fail, IT IS ADVISABLE TO REPLACE BOTH. HERE IS A LINK WITH PICTURES ON HOW TO DO THIS JOB, WHICH TAKES ABOUT 8-10 HOURS.
http://www.heatertreater.net/Ford%20Explorer%2002-08.html

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    yadayada Nov 15, 2009

    I read your reply and let me assure u the noise you hear is the blend door motor gear drive slipping over teeth, I have been a Ford dealer technician for 25+ years and this problem is VERY, VERY common on Ford Explorer and Expeditions, there are numerous TSB's (Technical Serice Bulettin) on this problem, the symptom is either no heat or no cold air (depends on where the door sticks) and the customer reports a clicking noise in the dash (which is the blend door motor rying to move the blend door), so you can chase your tail on this or get to the task of repairing this problem. This is not a fuse problem, 100% sure of this.

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    yadayada Nov 15, 2009

    check the link I sent, the pictures are there towards the bottom of the page as well as full description and repair procedure to fix this..

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    yadayada Nov 16, 2009

    It is not just the arm, the blend door is warped and jammed in the air duct, follow the ink to replace the blend door, on the link below the guy doing the job has found a way around removing the dash, was very impressed, the factory manual has u removing the dash. Go to the link for full tutorial and pictures of the job in progress.



    http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/show...

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There should be a relay for the heater and heater motor. You can check the relay with an ohmmeter to make sure it is not faulty. The owners manual should have the location of this relay.
You can test the control swithches with an ohmmeter as well. The ohms should change with different selections.
Also test the power to the heater motor with a voltmeter to make sure it is getting power.
You can go to autozone.co and register for full free online repair manual for this vehicle with all the info you could need for testing, replacement, parts location, and much more.

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Look behind the glove box,lay the lid down,and out of the way,look up,on top of the blower box,toward the center of the vehicle,a little,there is a flat box,white,or black in color,and has a wire plug in going to it,this is the temp control actuator motor,it is bad,you can purchase it at the parts store about 40.00 dollars.I hope this was helpful,if so,please let us know,thank you.

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    Ronny Bennett Sr. Nov 15, 2009

    No,I do not,but if the actuator is bad,sometimes they will click,also,if the door itself is stuck,the actuator may be trying to move,and can not,the problem will be the actuator,if the relay is clicking,this means the actuator motor is not working,and is trying to work,and heating up the relay,put your hand on the actuator motor to see if it is clicking,or heating up.

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    Ronny Bennett Sr. Nov 15, 2009

    It comes with the actuator i do believe

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Your ac blend door is broken or the actuator that opens and closes the door is broken. The ac blend door moves up and down to direct air flow through the heater core(for heating) or evaporator core(for cooling).

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